Press Release

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

U.S. Chemical Safety Board, 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.

About the CSB

The CSB is an independent, non-regulatory federal agency whose mission is to drive chemical safety change through independent investigations to protect people and the environment. The agency’s board members are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. CSB investigations look into all aspects of chemical incidents, including physical causes such as equipment failure as well as inadequacies in regulations, industry standards, and safety management systems. The CSB does not issue citations or fines but makes safety recommendations to companies, industry organizations, labor groups, and regulatory agencies such as OSHA and EPA. For more information, please visit

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