US Senate panel to probe Texas fertilizer plant explosion

WASHINGTON, April 30 Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:05pm EDT

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WASHINGTON, April 30 (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer said on Tuesday she plans to investigate the explosion at a West, Texas, fertilizer plant that killed 15 people and injured scores more earlier this month.

Boxer, the head of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, said the panel will hold a hearing on the disaster and will probe the enforcement of U.S. chemical safety laws. (Reporting by Ayesha Rascoe; Editing by Gary Hill)

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