Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion, Boston Bombings And Ricin Letters

Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion, Boston Bombings And Ricin Letters

Latest on the West, Texas, fertilizer plant explosion, the Boston bombings and suspicious letters addressed to President Obama and several others.

The nation has experienced its share of tragedy this week. The Boston Marathon bombings that killed three people and injured scores. A scare from suspicious letters that reminded people of the anthrax poisonings shortly after 9/11. And last night a fire and massive explosion at a fertilizer plant in the town of West, Texas. More than a dozen people are believed to have died and 160 injured. Authorities are treating the plant as a crime scene until more is known. No connection has been found among the explosions in Boston and Texas and the suspicious letters. Diane and her guests discuss the latest on the tragedies and investigations.


Michael Greenberger

founder and director at the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security and professor at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law.

Ron Fournier

editorial director, National Journal.

Roger Cressey

former counter terrorism official in the Clinton and Bush administrations.

Gary Cecchine

senior natural scientist, RAND Corporation; former biowarfare and bioterrorism researcher for the Pentagon, FBI and other federal agencies.

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