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Calls Grow For Tougher Facility Safety Rules In Wake Of Texas Chemical Fire

August 31, 2017
The fire at a Texas chemical facility caused by Hurricane Harvey is sparking calls for tougher facility safety rules to prevent exposures to hazardous substances. Environmentalists, for example, say the incident backs the need for the Obama-era rule strengthening EPA's facility accident prevention program with new requirements for hazard analysis and streamlined release of facility data, though an industry source says the existing rule is adequate. “This kind of thing will continue to happen as long as we delay taking...

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