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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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