Maya Nye from People Concerned About MIC passed on this Open Letter to the federal Chemical Safety Board about the board’s decision to cancel a public meeting about the deadly August 2008 explosion at the Bayer CropScience plant in Institute. The letter was signed by People Concerned and more than a dozen other citizen groups. Here’s what it says:
March 3, 2009
John Bresland, Chairman/CEO
U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board
2175 K. Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20037-1809
Dear Chairman Bresland:
With the support of numerous international groups, I write to you on behalf of my community and as the spokesperson for People Concerned About M.I.C. to beseech you to hold a timely public hearing regarding the preliminary results of the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) investigation into the August 28, 2008 explosion at the Bayer CropScience facility in our community of Institute, West Virginia.
As you are well aware, our community is gravely concerned about the events that occurred that night as well as the lack of corporate accountability to our community that has been consistently displayed with this facility.