TTU lab explosion update: investigation still ongoing - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/3/10

TTU lab explosion update: investigation still ongoing

Image from U.S. Chemical Safety Board Image from U.S. Chemical Safety Board

By James Clark | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Texas Tech University says a lab explosion back in January is still under investigation.  A Tech graduate student was working on something called "Project ALERT" when chemicals exploded.   A written statement Monday says TTU has been authorized to continue working on Project ALERT for the Department of Homeland Security.  That same written statement says the graduate student is recovering and writing his dissertation.

Meanwhile an image from the investigation by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board shows the inside of the lab after the explosion.  The image depicts a portion of the counter top that was destroyed.  The Chemical Safety Board will not sanction Texas Tech but instead will offer suggested changes to Texas Tech's lab safety procedures. 

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