Monday, January 3, 2011

CSB to Report on Bayer CropScience

The Chemical Safety Board just reported that they will be holding a public meeting in Institute, WV on January 20th to discuss the final report on their investigation of the August 28, 2008 explosion at the Bayer CropScience facility that killed two workers.

Hillary Cohen, the Acting Director of Public Affairs for the CSB confirmed that a representative from the National Academy of Science is currently expected to participate in the discussion at the public meeting. Last year the Chemical Safety Board commissioned the NAS to conduct a study of the possibility of using inherently safer technology practices at the Bayer CropScience facility to reduce or replace the use of methyl isocyanate (MIC), a toxic inhalation hazard (TIH) chemical used in the unit involved in the accident under investigation.

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