Reps. Want Probe Of Federal Oversight After Texas Plant Blast

Law360, Dallas (April 25, 2013, 7:24 PM EDT) -- Two U.S. representatives on Thursday formally requested the U.S. Government Accountability Office investigate what they called gaps in regulatory oversight of the West, Texas, fertilizer plant rocked by an explosion last week and asked for a catalog of similar facilities around the country.

Reps. George Miller, D-Calif., and Joe Courtney, D-Conn., said in a letter to the GAO workers in ammonium nitrate production plants and their nearby communities are inadequately protected because of regulatory gaps between agencies that oversee the facilities. They said infrequent inspections and...
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