CSB Will Hold MEDIA AVAILABILITY ON INVESTIGATION INTO THE FEBRUARY 7 FATAL EXPLOSION AT THE KLEEN ENERGY PLANT IN MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT
Who: U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) – an independent federal agency charged with investigating industrial chemical accidents.
What: Media Availability - The CSB will update the media on its ongoing investigation into the accident at the Kleen Energy Plant in Middletown, Connecticut.
When: Thursday, February 25th, 2010, at 11 a.m.
Inn at Middletown
70 Main Street
Middletown, CT 06457
Holding the news conference and available for questions will be
CSB Investigations Supervisor Donald Holmstrom
Reporters unable to attend the news conference in person can participate via conference call. Dial-in information:
Direct Dial Number: 1.404.920.6442
Conference Code: 457451#
The CSB is an independent federal agency charged with investigating industrial chemical accidents. The agency's board members are appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate. CSB investigations look into all aspects of chemical accidents, including physical causes such as equipment failure as well as inadequacies in regulations, industry standards, and safety management systems.
The Board does not issue citations or fines but does make safety recommendations to plants, industry organizations, labor groups, and regulatory agencies such as OSHA and EPA. Please visit our website, www.csb.gov.
Please direct any questions to the Director of Public Affairs Daniel Horowitz, PhD at (202) 441-6074 or Hillary Cohen (202) 446-8094.