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More on the Danvers dispute

The Salem News updates the dispute between Danvers Fire Chief James Tutko and the federal Chemical Safety Board, but doesn’t really add anything new. It looks as though Tutko thinks his department will be out of the explosion area in a few days, after which the feds can come in. But it remains unexplained why Tutko is taking this stance. It makes no sense whatsoever.


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4 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    EB3 here,I can’t wait for the Fed’s report. Veiled allegations and innuendo (or worse) of code violations that can not be proven because they were not allowed timely access to the site. Implications that state and local officials corrupted the scene with their investigations.The report may conclude “Perhaps this would not have happened if the code violations had been discovered by local fire inspectors during their routine inspections prior to the accident.

  2. Anonymous

    EB3, I think you’ve hit the nail on the head… so, what have the local FDs been doing with all of that Homeland Security money??? Doubtlessly still complaining that they’re understaffed and unable to keep tabs on potentially hazardous materials under their noses. When was that place last inspected?

  3. Anonymous

    Sure looks like a good old fashioned coverup to me. Chemical plants in a modern industrialized nation are not just supposed to blow up like that. Criminal negligence, at the very least.

  4. Anonymous

    Notice that the governor has asked for federal disaster relief money. Shouldn’t that be conditioned on the federal investigators being allowed access to the site?

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