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CSB Considers Potential 'Inherently Safer' Alternatives for Hydrofluoric Acid

3:42 PM MDT | April 27, 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 comment on whether NAS should include study of inherently safer technologies (IST) for the use of hydrofluoric acid (HF) in refinery alkylation or in chlorine water treatment.  Comments are due May 10...

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