U.S. should raise budget for chemical-safety board

12/17/2009 | Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

Congress should act to provide adequate resources for the underfunded Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, writes the Houston Chronicle editorial board. With a budget of $9.3 million and 40 employees, the agency cannot adequately investigate the 35 accidents at chemical facilities and 11 incidents in refineries that have occurred this year, the editorial board argues.

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