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Total # of Open Recommendations
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Total # of Closed Recommendations
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Total % of Open 23 vs. Closed 77

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Jun 23, 2012 12:39 PM

Rafael Moure-Eraso: It's time for government and industry to adopt inherently safer technology

June 23, 2012, Op-Ed in the Charleston Gazette

May 11, 2012 12:00 AM

Statement from CSB Chairperson Rafael Moure Eraso on NAS Study on the Use and Storage of MIC at Bayer CropScience

Yesterday the US Chemical Safety Board received a board briefing from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). CSB Board Members and staff will be reviewing the final report in detail over the next few weeks and attending the NAS public meeting in Institute, WV.

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Mar 21, 2011 12:44 PM

CSB Releases New Safety Video: “Fire in the Valley” Depicts Catastrophic Explosion and Fire at Bayer CropScience Facility in 2008

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today released a new safety video depicting events leading to the August 28, 2008, catastrophic explosion and fire at the Bayer CropScience facility in Institute, WV, that fatally injured two workers.

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Jan 20, 2011 10:00 AM

CSB Issues Report on 2008 Bayer CropScience Explosion: Finds Multiple Deficiencies Led to Runaway Chemical Reaction; Recommends State Create Chemical Plant Oversight Regulation

Institute, West Virginia, January 20, 2011 – The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today released its final report on the August 28, 2008, Bayer CropScience pesticide manufacturing unit explosion that killed two workers and injured eight others. In a report scheduled for Board consideration at a public meeting this evening in Institute, the CSB found multiple deficiencies during a lengthy startup process that resulted in a runaway chemical reaction inside a residue treater pressure vessel. The vessel ultimately over pressurized and exploded. The vessel careened into the methomyl pesticide manufacturing unit leaving a huge fireball in its wake.

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Jan 14, 2011 04:00 PM

CSB Announces Panel Participants for January 20 Public Meeting on Bayer CropScience Investigation

Washington, DC, January 14, 2011 - The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today announced the panel participants for its public meeting to present findings from Bayer CropScience investigation, which will be held on Thursday, January 20, 2011, at West Virginia State University in Institute, WV.

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Jan 03, 2011 12:00 AM

CSB to Hold Public Meeting in Institute, West Virginia, on January 20, 2011 to Consider the Bayer CropScience Final Investigation Report and Recommendations

Washington, DC, January 3, 2011 - The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today announced that it will hold a public meeting on January 20, 2011, in Institute, West Virginia, to present the final report and recommendations from its investigation of the August 28, 2008, chemical processing tank explosion at the Bayer CropScience facility in Institute that fatally injured two workers.

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Sep 02, 2010 12:00 AM

CSB Contracts Independent Study on Reducing Inventory of Toxic Methyl Isocyanate (MIC) at West Virginia Chemical Site

Washington, DC, September 2, 2010 - The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has commenced a National Academy of Sciences (NAS) study on the feasibility of reducing or eliminating the inventory of highly toxic methyl isocyanate stored at the Bayer CropScience pesticide manufacturing complex located in Institute, West Virginia, near Charleston.

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Apr 26, 2010 12:00 AM

CSB Requests Public Comment on National Academy of Sciences Study on Use of Toxic Methyl Isocyanate (MIC), Inherently Safer Technology Alternatives

Washington, DC, April 26, 2010 — In a Federal Register notice published April 23, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) announced it is seeking public comment on the design of a Congressionally mandated study on the use of methyl isocyanate (MIC) in the manufacturing of certain pesticides, and the feasibility of implementing safer alternatives to protect workers and the public from a potential release.​

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Aug 26, 2009 12:00 AM

Statement from CSB Chairman John Bresland on Bayer CropScience Announcement Concerning Methyl Isocyanate

Washington, DC, August 26, 2009 - The CSB is continuing to investigate the serious explosion that occurred one year ago at the Bayer CropScience (Bayer) pesticide manufacturing site in Institute, West Virginia. We have completed the collection of most of the evidence on the causes of the explosion itself. Consistent with a May 2009 request from Congress, our investigation is currently examining options for Bayer to reduce or eliminate the use and storage of highly toxic methyl isocyanate (MIC) at the Institute site.

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Apr 23, 2009 12:00 AM

In Preliminary Findings, CSB Investigators Report Bayer CropScience Explosion Was Caused by Runaway Chemical Reaction; Cite Significant Lapses in Process Safety, Outdated Operating Procedures

Institute, West Virginia, April 23, 2009 - A large explosion and fire that took the lives of two workers at the Bayer CropScience (Bayer) plant last August was caused by a thermal runaway reaction during the production of an insecticide. The event likely resulted from significant lapses in chemical process safety management at the plant, U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) investigators said today in preliminary findings released at a news conference here.

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Apr 21, 2009 08:23 AM

In House Testimony, CSB Chairman John Bresland Cites Significant Lapses in Process Safety in August 2008 Bayer CropScience Explosion

Washington, DC, April 21, 2009 - The Bayer CropScience chemical facility explosion and fire that fatally injured two plant operators and potentially threatened plant neighbors likely resulted from a series of process safety management deficiencies that led to a runaway chemical reaction, U.S. Chemical Safety Board Chairman John Bresland told a House committee investigating the matter today.

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Apr 17, 2009 01:23 AM

CSB Announces Panel Participants for April 23 Public Meeting on 2008 Bayer CropScience Accident in Institute, West Virginia

Washington, DC, April 17, 2009 - The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) announced today the panel of outside witnesses who will be speaking at the April 23, 2009, public meeting in Institute, West Virginia. At the meeting the Board will be releasing preliminary findings into its investigation of the August 28, 2008, chemical processing tank explosion at Bayer CropScience which fatally injured two workers.

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Mar 13, 2009 01:02 PM

CSB to Hold Public Meeting in Institute, West Virginia on April 23; Investigators will Present Preliminary Findings and Board will Hear Public Comments on the Fatal Explosion at Bayer CropScience

Washington, DC, March 13, 2009- The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today announced that it will be holding a public meeting on April 23, 2009, in Institute, West Virginia, to present preliminary findings from its investigation of the August 28, 2008, chemical processing tank explosion at Bayer CropScience which fatally injured two workers.

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Aug 28, 2008 12:00 AM

CSB Deploys to Fatal Accident at Bayer CropScience in West Virginia

A five-member investigation team from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is deploying to the scene of a fatal explosion and fire at the Bayer CropScience plant located in Kanawha County, West Virginia.

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