Issue Date: April 28, 2014 | Web Date: April 23, 2014
Reactive Chemical Rules Lacking
On the one-year anniversary of the West Fertilizer Co. explosion, the Chemical Safety & Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) returned to the West, Texas, community where the retail fertilizer warehouse had been located. There, at a public meeting on April 22, CSB released its preliminary accident report that proposes changes to federal laws overseeing reactive chemicals.
CSB’s investigation found severe shortcomings in existing regulations and standards for ammonium nitrate at the federal, state, . . .
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