From: Ralph Stuart <rstuartcih**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Chemical Safety headlines from Google (14 articles)
Date: Sat, 9 Jul 2016 09:55:34 -0400
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> >Interesting concerning the "sausage making process" you have devised! Makes me glad that we only have to view the finished product!
I am still very impressed that the Rob's system doesn't require any changes 85%+ of the time. Fortunately, I do have to make one or two changes/day, so I feel there is a point to the human curation of the system. ;)

As Rob said, the chemistry reported by the media makes sense 80% of the time, but 20% of the time, the reports are either misinformed or speculative; I think that it's a good reminder to the professional chemical safety audience that information we want to share with the public is likely to be confused or taken out of context as it is shared by others and that we need to address ensuing problems this may create.

> >BTW, concerning the second quibble, I took a look at the video from a link on the CSB website, and it gives a decent view of the water curtains which the emergency responders used to keep the emissions from the spill onsite:

This ongoing effort has increased my admiration for the work the CSB does, both in terms of technical care and communication practices. If only they had the resources to do more of this work, as the EPA Inspector General recently suggested.

Thanks to everyone for the kind words about this ongoing work.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart, CIH

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