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Federal Investigators: Chemical Industry Has A Safety Crisis

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board says the industry it oversees is experiencing a safety crisis. The board investigates industrial accidents, and it says recent deadly explosions and chemical leaks in Texas make a strong case for action. We discuss the issue with News 88.7’s energy and environment reporter Dave Fehling.

Aftermath of an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, in April 2013. (Image: Mike Stone/Reuters)

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board says the industry it oversees is experiencing a safety crisis. The board investigates industrial accidents, and it says recent deadly explosions and chemical leaks in Texas make a strong case for action.

We discuss the issue with News 88.7’s energy and environment reporter Dave Fehling.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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