Disaster declaration for Texas explosion is unnecessary, FEMA says

06/14/2013 | Bloomberg

The federal government doesn't need to issue a major disaster declaration for the April explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. "Based on our review of all the information available, it has been determined that the remaining cost for permanent work is within the capabilities of the state and affected local governments," FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate wrote in a letter to Gov. Rick Perry. Individuals affected by the incident, however, have received payments from FEMA.

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