Industrial facilities that utilize dangerous chemicals can endanger workers’ health, communities, and the environment on a daily basis and when accidents occur. A news article by Manner (2013) describes the explosion of a Texas fertilizer manufacturing plant and its consequences.
For this discussion:
- Describe the accident and
- Describe how the implementation of pollution prevention management practices could reduce the risk of worker exposures to hazardous chemicals in the factory and, reduce accidental impacts on the community. Explain your answers and illustrate with examples where possible.
Manner R. (October 15. 2013). Six months after Texas fertilizer plant explosion, little has changed