U.S. Rep. Gene Green, D-Houston, in a letter to the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB), called for an investigation into the fatal explosion that occurred June 11 at a Houston Goodyear facility that makes synthetic rubber for tires.
The explosion and resulting ammonia leak at the Goodyear plant injured six people and resulted in the death of Gloria McInnis, a resident of Green’s congressional district.
CSB’s initial statement following the accident said the agency might not have enough resources to conduct a thorough investigation. In his letter, Green stated, “If they don’t have enough resources to do their job, Congress should make sure they get what they need.”
Green recently became chairman of the Environment and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
OSHA is currently investigating the explosion.
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