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U.S. Senate Proposes Changes to Plant Security Law

11:25 AM MDT | July 19, 2010 | KARA SISSELL

Senator Frank Lautenberg (D., NJ) has introduced legislation that would revise the existing U.S. Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) to include a requirement that plants consider inherently safer technology (IST). The Lautenberg measure is similar to a bill passed last year by the House. The Senate bill would conditionally require the highest risk plants to use safer chemical processes where feasible and cost-effective, and require the remaining high risk plants to assess safer chemical processes. It would also eliminate the current law’s...

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