"Chemical Safety Board To Issue DuPont Report Next Week"

"CHARLESTON, W.Va. --  After months of delays, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board plans next week to release its report on safety problems -- including a January 2010 phosgene leak that killed a worker -- at the DuPont Co. plant in Belle.

Board members voted unanimously last week to issue the report, ending a string of votes in which holdover members from the Bush administration blocked efforts by chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso to make the agency's findings public.

CSB officials plan to release the report during a press conference on July 7, and then allow 45 days for public comments. The plan avoids a public meeting at which board factions were expected to bicker about other issues unrelated to the DuPont investigation."

Ken Ward Jr. reports for the Charleston Gazette June 28, 2011.

Thursday, June 30, 2011