Thursday, September 2, 2010

CSB-NAS Bayer CropScience Study

Today the Chemical Safety Board announced that a 12-month study of “on the feasibility of reducing or eliminating the inventory of highly toxic methyl isocyanate” at the Bayer CropScience facility outside of Institute, WV has begun.

The CSB press release includes a link to the 4 page study proposal that has been revised since the CSB finished receiving public comments on their earlier proposed study. I haven’t had a chance to fully review the revised proposal. I’ll have more comments when I have reviewed that document.

Again, as I have mentioned in earlier blog postings, this study is of great importance to the people living near the CropScience facility. It is, however, probably going to be more important in the on-going debate in Congress about the use of inherently safer technology as a governing principle in chemical security evaluations.

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