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Industry warns against an 'inherently safer technologies' requirement as regulators seek to boost chemical safety and security

2:03 PM MST | January 24, 2014 | Rebecca Coons

Several trade associations—including ACC, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, and the National Association of Chemical Distributors—have petitioned the Interagency Working Group (IWG) charged with developing policies to modernize chemical safety and security standards in the wake of last year’s fatal West, TX fertilizer plant explosion to advocate against regulations that would require facilities to use inherently safer technologies (IST). In an open letter addressed to IWG and President Obama, the industry groups say such a...

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