Push continues for tighter laws on chemical handling, storage

05/2/2013 | Wall Street Journal, The

Industrial-safety advocates continue to call for tougher chemical storage laws in the aftermath of the Texas fertilizer plant explosion. Rafael Moure-Eraso, chairman of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, suggested a federal mandate that chemical facilities use safer alternatives when possible. But chemical groups note the Department of Homeland Security already sets standards for facilities with large amounts of hazardous chemicals.

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