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Web Date: February 1, 2011

Inherently Safer Design

National Academy: Panel will explore applications in commercial chemical manufacturing, using a Bayer pesticide plant in West Virginia as a case study
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: NAS, BCST, Bayer, MIC, chemical accidents

The National Research Council will soon begin to explore the application of inherently safer chemical manufacturing processes, a study requested and funded by Congress last year. The first public meeting takes place Feb. 9 and 10 in Washington, D.C., with a report expected in September.

The concept of inherently safer chemical manufacturing was first developed and popularized by Trevor Kletz, a U.K. chemical engineer and author. Kletz described a goal of minimizing use . . .

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