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US Chemical Safety Board Chair Resigns Citing Lost Confidence

June 11, 2022, 7:04 PM

The head of a federal safety agency that investigates major industrial accidents has submitted her resignation, according to a letter seen by Bloomberg.

Katherine Lemos’s departure would leave the five-person US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board with two members, though the White House said this week it would nominate Catherine J.K. Sandoval, a professor at California’s Santa Clara University, to the board.

“Recent priorities of the Board have eroded my confidence in our ability to focus” on the independent agency’s mission, Lemos, a nominee of former President Donald Trump, said in a resignation letter submitted to the ...