Judge forces chemical plant safety assessment

A federal judge extended an order temporarily preventing Bayer CropScience from using a West Virginia plant to restart production of a chemical that could be toxic if released into the atmosphere
March 14, 2011

A federal judge extended an order temporarily preventing Bayer CropScience from using a West Virginia plant to restart production of a chemical that could be toxic if released into the atmosphere.

After extending that order, the judge, U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin, also appointed a chemical engineering expert to assess safety at the Bayer CropScience chemical plant in Institute, 10 miles west of Charleston.

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