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Lawmakers Advance Plant Security Measure, Including IST

6:45 AM MST | November 10, 2009 | Robert Westervelt

The U.S. House of Representatives today approved a homeland security bill that gives the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) authority to mandate use of inherently safer technology (IST), a provision that chemical makers have opposed. Industry groups say they will seek to have the legislation modified in the Senate. The bill passed the House by a vote of 230-193 late this afternoon. ACC says it is unable to endorse the bill due primarily to concerns over the potential impact of the authority granted to DHS to mandate the implementation of IST...

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