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Senate bill would require IST for 'highest-risk' chemical plants

1:44 PM MST | February 5, 2013 | Kara Sissell

Lautenberg: Thorough risk reviews are needed. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D., NJ) has introduced two bills that would require operators of the highest-risk chemical and water treatment facilities to create security plans that require consideration of Inherently Safer Technology (IST), a mandate industry opposes. Lautenberg says the bills are in part a response to a report released last week by nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) which says EPA data show there are 12 facilities nationwide that are high-risk and disproportionately affect low-income and minority...

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