Friday, January 22, 2016

CSB to Hold West Fertilizer Meeting

The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) published a meeting notice in today’s Federal Register (81 FR 3780) for a public meeting on January 28th in Waco, TX concerning the 2013 fire and explosion at the West Fertilizer facility. The CSB Staff will present their final report on the incident.

The Staff will also present a proposed study on land use planning. This type of study is especially important in relation to this incident due to the amount of destruction to a nearby school and residential area that resulted from this explosion. The study would presumably look at how communities allow such areas to grow up around chemical facilities with known hazards.

There will be a public comment period at the meeting and written comments may be submitted to the CSB via email ( The meeting will be web cast on the web site.

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