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Safety Board to Review Alternatives to Bayer MIC Process

11:40 AM MDT | May 8, 2009 | KARA SISSELL

Four lawmakers have asked the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB; Washington) to conduct a review of Bayer CropScience’s continued use and storage of methyl isocyanate (MIC) at the company’s Institute, WV pesticide plant. The CSB should examine “options for Bayer to reduce or eliminate the use or storage of MIC at its West Virginia facility by switching to alternative chemicals or processes,” as well as costs associated with these alternatives, the lawmakers say. “We believe it is past time to consider whether...

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