Enforcement of chemical-storage reporting is challenging in many states

07/8/2013 | Reuters

The federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act is supposed to provide a system for informing the public about chemicals stored in a specific area, but the rule isn't effective in many states because of reporting, auditing and oversight problems, according to a Reuters report. The system works well in industrialized areas but is hampered by resource and expertise challenges in much of the U.S., said Mark Kaszniak, a safety specialist with the U.S. Chemical Safety Board.

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