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Survey looks to identify long-term health impacts of West Fertilizer Plant Explosion

Posted: 11:18 AM, Apr 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-14 16:32:51Z
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CENTRAL TEXAS — A survey being conducted by a local health district is hoping to identify long-term health impacts from the West Fertilizer Plant Explosion.

The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District is conducting a study to find any health issues facing the residents of West.

The survey will assess the health impacts among West residents following the April 2013 explosion.

"We may be looking at increase in anxiety if there are any changes in behavior in children. If there are any post-traumatic stress syndromes [and] if the cases of depression have increased," Waco-McLennan County Public Health District Senior Vaidehi Shah said.

The district had announced the plan to conduct a survey in February of 2019 .

The 10-15 minute survey can be accessed online . Survey teams will also be in West from April 22 to May 3.