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Chemical Working Group Issues Safety Update

A federal government working group set up in the wake of an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, in 2013 has released recommendations that agencies should consider new rules for the storage and handling of chemicals. The Chemical Facility Safety and Security Working Group, which was established by Executive Order 13650, … Read more »

OSHA, Industry Team Up on Chemical Safety

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Agricultural Retailers Association and The Fertilizer Institute are reaching out to more than 7,000 agricultural retailers, distributers, producers and other facilities in the fertilizer industry to encourage safe storing and handling of ammonium nitrate. This effort follows the April 2013 ammonium nitrate explosion … Read more »

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EPA, OSHA, ATF Issue Ammonium Nitrate Hazard Advisory

The EPA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) have issued a chemical advisory that provides information on the hazards of ammonium nitrate storage, handling and management. The advisory also gives lessons learned for facility owners and operators, emergency planners … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Sherwin-Williams, Duke Energy, Beijing Pollution

Sherwin-Williams has agreed to pay $1.35 million to reimburse the US for costs incurred to combat releases of hazardous substances at the Eagle Zinc Superfund Site in Montgomery County, Ill. In a consent decree filed with the US District Court for the Central District of Illinois, the US agreed not to sue … Read more »

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