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US federal agencies prescribe measures to enhance chemical safety

A federal working group that includes the U.S. Department of Labor, the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has brought forth measures to improve chemical plant safety and security.
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Chemical Safety Board slams regulators for failing to prevent Texas fertilizer plant explosion

The deadly explosion at West Fertilizer Co.'s plant in Texas could have been prevented, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board claims.
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UK chemical facility incident hospitalizes 20 workers

An industrial incident at a chemical facility in Runcorn, Cheshire, north-west England, resulted in about 20 people being taken to a local hospital.
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Federal agencies propose measures to improve chemical plant safety

Following the deadly blast at the fertilizer plant in April that killed 15 people and injured hundreds, President Obama requested a plan to prevent similar incidents and mitigate their impact.
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OSHA finds 24 safety violations after explosion at West Fertilizer plant

OSHA accused the Texas plant of dangerous storage of ammonium nitrate and exposing workers to the danger of chemical burns, as well as inhalation hazards from anhydrous ammonia.
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President Obama orders review of chemical plant safety

U.S. President Barack Obama has instructed federal agencies to start a probe into safety rules at chemical plants as part of a project intended to prevent incidents similar to the deadly blast at the fertilizer plant in West, Texas in April.
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