"Watchdogs Warned of Chemical-Plant Oversight Before Blast"
"In the months before last week's deadly fertilizer plant explosion in Texas, U.S. government watchdogs criticized federal oversight of facilities that make or store dangerous chemicals."
"Agencies from the Department of Homeland Security to the Chemical Safety Board were faulted for taking too long to act or failing to persuade regulators to impose stricter safety rules.
The deficiencies are gaining fresh scrutiny after the April 17 explosion at the Adair Grain Inc. fertilizer facility in West, Texas, killed 14 people. State and federal investigators are seeking the cause of the blast, in which 10 firefighters and emergency personnel were among the fatalities."
SEE ALSO:Source: Bloomberg, 04/24/2013