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Group Details Chemical Threats and Solutions

10:28 PM MST | November 23, 2008 | Nancy Seewald

The threat of terrorist attacks on chemical facilities can be “substantially reduced” by converting them to safer and more secure chemicals or processes, says a new report by the Center for American Progress (CAP; Washington), a think tank whose president, John Podesta, has been named co-chairman of President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team. “Unfortunately, temporary chemical security standards enacted two years ago focus almost entirely on physical security measures, such as adding gates and guards,” CAP says. The report...

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