Monday, June 16, 2014

CSB Meeting Includes Freedom Spill Update

The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) published a meeting notice in today’s Federal Register (79 FR 34282-34283) for a public meeting concerning two separate chemical incidents in West Virginia; the explosion and fire which occurred at AL Solutions located in New Cumberland, WV on December 9th, 2010, and the tank leak at Freedom Industries that contaminated the local water supply leaving hundreds of thousands of West Virginia residents without clean drinking water earlier this year. The meeting will be held in Charleston, WV on July 16th, 2014.

The primary purpose of the meeting is to receive the staff report and recommendations on the titanium dust explosion. After receiving public comments following the staff report the Board typically votes on accepting those findings and recommendations.

The information on the Freedom spill will be an update on the Board’s investigation to date. No recommendations are expected to be presented or adopted at this meeting.

The meeting is open to the public and no registration is required.

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