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Web Date: March 11, 2014

Agencies Weigh Chemical Facility Safety Overhaul

Executive Order: Task force recommendations will be out by the end of May, could include tighter control of ammonium nitrate fertilizer
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Safety
Keywords: chemical facility, safety, security, ammonium nitrate

Adding ammonium nitrate and other explosive chemicals to the list of substances the Environmental Protection Agency regulates under the risk management provisions of the 1990 Clean Air Act is one option being considered by a federal task force working to improve the safety and security of U.S. chemical facilities.

Mathy Stanislaus, an EPA assistant administrator, delivered that news to the Senate Environment and Public . . .

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