Thursday, October 24, 2013

Coalition to Prevent Chemical Disasters

Chemical safety groups push for action ahead of agency recommendations
10/22/13 - Health, safety and environmental organizations called Tuesday upon supporters to press the White House to impose new chemical regulations in the wake of April’s deadly fertilizer plant explosion in Texas.

The Coalition to Prevent Chemical Disasters, representing more than 100 groups, is looking to ramp up pressure as agencies finalize recommendations for stronger protections at plants cross the country.

President Obama in August issued an executive order, directing agencies to begin taking steps to shore up gaps in safety in response to the Texas blast, which obliterated portions of the town of West, and killed 15 people.

The Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Homeland Security and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have until Halloween to identify measures to identify measures to improve safety. read more>>>

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