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West foundation lags on giving out donations

DALLAS (AP) - The foundation that's received $3.6 million in donations for the people affected by the West fertilizer plant explosion has given out less than half of that money a year later.

The West Long Term Recovery fund has been criticized by some residents of West for not moving quicker to distribute money. Officials say they've run into unexpected delays involving federal regulations and verifying claims.

Suzanne Hack, the fund's director, tells The Dallas Morning News (http://bit.ly/QW8IyM ) that the fund did not meet her goal of distributing $2 million by the April 17 anniversary of the blast a year ago.

She says work is ongoing to approve claims and help the people of West, where 15 people were killed and more than 200 injured.

Information from: The Dallas Morning News, http://www.dallasnews.com

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