Charleston, WV (AP) -- West Virginia Sen. Jay Rockefeller is weighing in on a dispute between Bayer Cropscience and the National Chemical Safety Hazard Investigation board.
The chemical company is invoking a federal law to limit the amount of information the board can release at a public hearing later this month.
The board plans to release information on its investigation into last August's explosion at a Bayer Cropscience plant in the Kanawha Valley.
The explosion resulted in the deaths of two workers.
Bayer says details about the plant should be kept out of the report as a matter of national security under the Maritime Transportation Safety Act.
Rockefeller says he's concerned Bayer's reliance on the act could harm future investigations and curb the public's right to know.
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