U.S. Senator Introduces Plant Security Legislation
2:01 PM MST | December 8, 2009 | KARA SISSELL
Senator Frank Lautenberg (D., NJ) has introduced legislation that would extend and amplify the U.S. chemical plant security laws. Lautenberg timed todayâ€™s introduction of the bill to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the Bhopal, India methyl isocyanate leak that killed an estimated 4,000. â€śThe Bhopal tragedy serves as a warning that a chemical disaster or attack could kill thousands of Americans. We must take steps to protect chemical facilities now,â€ť Lautenberg says, â€śWe have a responsibility to reduce the use of dangerous chemicals and keep our...
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