By From the Lowell Sun
LOWELL -- A 22-year member of the UMass Lowell faculty has been tapped by President Barack Obama to head up the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board.
Rafael Moure-Eraso begins his new position today. He meets with Obama at the White House tomorrow. Saying his U.S. Senate confirmation last week "sums up my life's work," the 63-year-old Moure-Eraso will be leading the investigation into the causes of the accidental chemical release that destroyed the Deepwater Horizon rig on April 20, killing 11 people and injuring 17 others.
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