Panel Vets Ways To Boost Site Safety | January 6, 2014 Issue - Vol. 92 Issue 1 | Chemical & Engineering News
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Issue Date: January 6, 2014

Panel Vets Ways To Boost Site Safety

Task Force: Report outlines federal effort to reduce risks posed by chemical production, storage facilities
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Safety
Keywords: chemical facility safety, security, fertilizer explosion, West Fertilizer, ammonium nitrate

Responding to last year’s deadly explosion at a fertilizer depot in West, Texas, a federal task force says it has “identified options” for improving safety and security at U.S. chemical facilities. The group intends to unveil its initial policy recommendations early this year.

In its first status report, the Chemical Facility Safety & Security Working Group says it has taken “important steps towards substantial improvements in practices, operations, protocols, and policies . . .

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