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CSB Seeks Comment on NAS Study, Eyes Hydrogen Fluoride

11:03 AM MDT | May 11, 2010 | KARA SISSELL

The Chemical Hazard and Safety Investigation Board (CSB; Washington) is seeking public comment on the design of a National Academy of Sciences (NAS) study on safety concerns about the use of methyl isocyanate (MIC) in the manufacturing of certain pesticides, including the feasibility of implementing alternative chemicals or processes. The proposal also seeks input on whether NAS should include study of inherently safer technologies (IST) for hydrogen fluoride (HF) in refinery alkylation and chlorine in water treatment. Comments were due May 10. For the MIC study...

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