There are 10 plants in Costa Rica that put liquid petroleum gas into retail containers.
The Autoridad Reguladora de los Servicios Públicos said that when many of these plants were checked earlier this year, there were many deficiencies. The agency said that some problems were life-threatening.
So now the agency has called on the Cuerpo de Bomberos to do the inspections. The agency said it did that because the fire fighters are highly skilled in this area and much of the work will be checking out systems against fires.