Issue Date: June 16, 2014
Panel Calls For Safer Processes
Federal agencies should take steps to encourage chemical facilities to use alternatives to hazardous chemicals and processes wherever feasible. But the government should not require the adoption of so-called inherently safer technology (IST), an interagency task force concludes in a June 6 report.
The report responds to a directive that President Barack Obama issued in August 2013 after a series of catastrophic incidents, including a deadly ammonium . . .
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