19.10.15. The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is convening a public meeting on Wednesday 21 October in Washington, DC to discuss the final report and recommendations from the 2009 Caribbean Petroleum fire. The Board may then vote on the report.

A previous public meeting held on 22 July, failed to finalise the report as board member Manuel Ehrlich blocked the motion, calling for a thorough review of the recommendations. Ehrlich claimed that he could not support these because in his view they failed to address adequately the root causes of the incident as identified in the CSB’s own findings.

The Board will also discuss the status of several current CSB investigations, including ExxonMobil Torrance, West Fertilizer, Freedom Industries, DuPont LaPorte, Macondo, and Williams Olefins.

The starts at 13:00 EDT at the Palomar Hotel, 2121 P St, NW, in the Phillips Ballroom.

It will be webcast on the CSB’s website www.csb.gov

19th October 2015