Obama Orders Safety Review | August 19, 2013 Issue - Vol. 91 Issue 33 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 91 Issue 33 | pp. 22-23
Issue Date: August 19, 2013

Obama Orders Safety Review

White House moves to prevent more chemical plant disasters
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Safety
Keywords: chemical plant safety, security, executive order

In the wake of two recent deadly explosions in Texas and Louisiana, the White House has ordered federal agencies to improve the safety and security of U.S. chemical plants. President Barack Obama signed this executive order on Aug. 1, and his direct involvement in the issue could be a game changer, say environmental and labor groups. For the past decade they have been clamoring for . . .

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