2013 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2013 08:16:20 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS: Report on Honolulu Fireworks Disposal Explosion
News Release
U.S. Chemical Safety Board
January 17, 2013

CSB Report says Honolulu Fireworks Disposal Explosion that Killed Five Workers Resulted from Unsafe Practices, Lack of National Guidelines, and Lack of Safety Provisions for Federal Contractors

Washington, DC, January 17, 2013 - In a final report set to be considered today, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) said an explosion and fire that killed five workers during a fireworks disposal operation in Hawaii in 2011 resulted from unsafe disposal practices; insufficient safety requirements for government contractor selection and oversight; and an absence of national guidelines, standards, and regulations for fireworks disposal.

The final report, scheduled for a board vote at a public meeting in Washington, DC, today, recommends that federal agencies develop a new government-wide safety and environmental responsibility requirement for contractors, and calls for new regulations on the safe disposal of fireworks, a growing problem across the U.S


For the entire release and a link to the full report, see


Lenny Siegel
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