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Security in the Chemical Industry

by Frank Sims; frank5965@aol.com

To date no one has comprehensively assessed the security of the chemical industry.

Nuclear power plants, industrial chemical plants and refineries remain viable targets.

It should be clear to everyone that facilities handling dangerous chemicals must take reasonable precautions to protect themselves and the community.

No federal laws explicitly require that chemical facilities assess vulnerabilities or take security actions to safe guard their facilities against terrorist attacks.

No agency monitors or documents the extent to which refineries have implemented security measures. Consequently, federal, state and local entities lack comprehensive information on the vulnerabilities facing the industry.

The extent that industry group members are implementing voluntary initiatives is unknown.

What measures have been taken by Motiva to reduce the potential danger of terrorist and or criminal acts?

by Frank Sims


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