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President Obama orders review of chemical safety

10:09 AM MDT | August 6, 2013 | Lindsay Frost

President Obama has signed an executive order to improve the safety and security of chemical facilities and reduce the risks of hazardous chemicals. “Incidents such as the devastating explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, TX in April are tragic reminders that the handling and storage of chemicals present serious risks that must be addressed,” says President Obama. “While the cause of the Texas explosion is under investigation, we can take some common sense steps now to improve safety and security and build on federal agencies’ ongoing...

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