Saddam Was More Compliant With Inspectors
5 TX fertilizer plants carrying same shit that exploded & killed 15 people last April have refused to be inspected. http://t.co/rajVbT92LVYeah, you read that right. Nearly a half dozen Texas fertilizer plants housing ammonium nitrate, the extremely combustible substance that blew up a West, Texas fertilizer plant that claimed 15 human lives and injured over 200 others have refused to be inspected and, under Texas law, or the lack of them, they have that right.
— Robert Crawford (@jurassicpork59) August 31, 2013
The article goes on to state that lawmakers were "intrigued" by the total lack of cooperation that saw the State Fire Marshall literally turned away at the front door by five fertilizer plant owners.
Saddam Hussein, in the run up to war with his country, was more forthcoming and transparent with UN weapons inspectors than these jackals who apparently think that only other fertilizer plants carrying over 5 tons of ammonium nitrate, one of the two ingredients that blew up the Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City, explode. Which is how and why they have no problem endangering the lives of their workers.
Because if you own a shit warehouse in Texas, you aren't bothered by state regulations of any sort. hell, there isn't even a state fire code in Texas, the driest and most parched state in the union, if last summer's heat wave was any indication.
And this begs the question: If the state Fire Marshal has no enforcement powers, isn't allowed to enter a facility if the owner says No and cannot even show up unannounced for inspections, then why have one on the payroll? Any compliance he gets is strictly voluntary, something I have never heard of in any state.