Not so long ago, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board took a pass on investigating a significant incident — one that injured 11 workers — at the Axiall Corp. chemical plant in northern West Virginia, site of Saturday’s huge chlorine leak. The CSB refused to look into the incident, despite it being just one in a recent string of problems at the facility (see here and here).
So on Saturday, I asked if the CSB was going to deploy to Natrium and look into this chlorine leak. Two days later, the board still hasn’t decided — and really didn’t provide much of an official response to my query.
This morning I tweeted about the CSB’s relative silence on the matter:
48 hours after Axiall chlorine leak in WV injured 9 people — and still no word on whether @chemsafetyboard is considering deploying.— Kenwardjr (@Kenwardjr) August 29, 2016
That prompted this response from one of the board members:
When I inquired about that, board member Kulinowski responded on Twitter:
Our discussion continued:
Hopefully, we’ll learn sometime soon what the CSB decides about the Axiall leak.