CSB Releases Updates on Four Ongoing Investigations of Chemical Incidents in Texas, Tennessee, West Virginia and Georgia



Washington D.C. October 3, 2022, Today, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) released updates on four of the Agency’s current chemical incident investigations. While the four investigations are ongoing, the updates provide important factual information  to the public about the CSB’s work on them.

CSB Interim Executive Steve Owens said, “Providing these investigative updates is an important part of our commitment to transparency and information-sharing.  Prior agency leadership had stopped issuing such updates last year, but we intend to release them going forward to help keep the public informed about the CSB’s work to determine the causes of chemical disasters that have adversely affected communities across our country.”

The four investigations addressed by the updates are:

Board Member Sylvia Johnson said, “As a Board it is important that we resume releasing information as it becomes available. Sharing these updates is a practice that pre-dates my tenure at the board and one that I am looking forward to reviving.”

The CSB is an independent federal agency charged with investigating incidents and hazards that result, or may result, in the catastrophic release of extremely hazardous substances.  The agency's Board Members are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.  CSB investigations look into all aspects of chemical accidents and hazards, including physical causes, such as equipment failure, as well as inadequacies in regulations, industry standards, and safety management systems.

For further information contact Hillary Cohen, Communications Manager, at [email protected] or (202) 446-8094.  Further information about the agency’s public meetings may be found on the CSB website at: www.csb.gov.




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