Hearing on fertilizer plant blast raises questions on investigation focus

Today's Senate committee hearing on the Texas fertilizer plant blast in April is likely to prompt arguments over how to focus federal investigations into industrial accidents, this article says. The Chemical Safety Board says it has been blocked from evidence and the site, impeding its efforts to determine the cause. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will also discuss the chemical plant accident at Williams Olefins' facility in Geismar, La., earlier this month.

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