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House Dems Ask GAO to Examine Oversight Gaps at West and Similar Facilities

Posted in on Tue, May 21, 2013

From House Committee on Education and the Workforce Democrats –

Reps. George Miller (D-Calif.) and Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) this week requested that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigate gaps in regulatory oversight of the West, Texas fertilizer plant where an April 17 explosion killed 15 and injured more than 200. Miller, the senior Democratic member of the Education and the Workforce Committee, and Courtney, the senior Democratic member of the Workforce Protections Subcommittee, also asked the GAO to catalog similar facilities across the country and examine the risks to workers and surrounding communities. Accordingly, they asked the GAO to assess the gaps in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) oversight of this and
other facilities that distribute, blend and store ammonia-related fertilizers. Read the full request

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