Yet Another Denial Of Access For CSB

Law360, New York (June 20, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has once again been blocked from conducting an investigation. The CSB’s access to key evidence is on hold while federal and state agents try to determine the cause of the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas.

This is the latest in a series of incidents where law enforcement agencies have denied the CSB access to evidence during an ongoing criminal investigation. These denials highlight the tension between law enforcement’s need to collect evidence of culpable conduct and the board’s need...
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