All of us have become used to seeing news reports of people killed because of a chemical explosion or fire. Or they’re left out of work or homeless because of a toxic spill. Or left without drinking water because of a massive chemical leak.

But a key part of the story is often lost amid the human tragedy. In nearly all cases, the damage to families and communities was preventable.

Full Article by John Shinn, Director, United Steelworkers District 4 & WEC Board Member and Jeff Tittel, Director, NJ Sierra Club & WEC Board Member

June 3, 2014 – The Star Ledger