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Rockefeller Bill Would Prevent Use of Security Claims to Avoid Disclosure

11:36 AM MDT | June 18, 2009 | Kara Sissell

Senator Jay Rockefeller (D., WV) has introduced legislation that would prevent companies from withholding certain information from the public in the wake of a chemical plant explosion or accidental release. Rockefeller says the bill is response to Bayer CropScience’s actions in the wake of its Institute, West Virginia accident that killed three workers. The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB; Washington) had sought documents related to the blast in the course of its investigation, and Bayer initially said those were protected as sensitive...

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