Fire News: CSB Finds Lax Oversight in West (TX) Explosion

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board said a West (TX) fertilizer facility that exploded earlier this year fell between the cracks of the U.S. safety regulation network that needs to be updated, reports the Wall Street Journal. "The CSB has determined that ammonium nitrate fertilizer storage falls under a patchwork of U.S. safety standards and guidance--a patchwork that has many large holes," Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso told the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. The committee's meeting was prompted by a string of industrial accidents in recent months--the fertilizer facility explosion in West, which killed at least 14 people in April; an explosion at a petrochemi...

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