"Hurricane Harvey: Beleaguered Watchdog Investigates Chemical Blaze"

"A federal investigative agency that President Trump sought to eliminate is now looking into a fire and explosions at a facility northeast of Houston that is owned by a well-connected French chemical company.

The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) yesterday asked Arkema Inc.'s U.S. subsidiary for documents related to its chemical processing procedures, the chemicals it used at the Crosby, Texas, facility, and its emergency preparations.

"The full scope of our investigation will be determined as more information becomes available from the company," CSB Chairwoman Vanessa Allen Sutherland said in a statement."

Corbin Hiar reports for Greenwire September 1, 2017.

Source: Greenwire, 09/05/2017