Issue Date: April 10, 2006
Evidence Rule Stirs Up Debate
The independent federal agency charged with investigating the root cause of industrial chemical accidents has proposed a rule that would require businesses to ensure the preservation of crucial evidence after a significant explosion or spill. Chemical manufacturers, however, maintain that the plan would be impractical and burdensome in real-world emergency situations. They also charge that it exceeds the agency's statutory authority as laid out by Congress.
The regulation would empower the Chemical Safety & . . .
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