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New Bill Introduced to Make U.S. Plant Security Rules Permanent

3:29 PM MDT | March 17, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Representative Albert Wynn (D., MD) has introduced legislation that would make permanent the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) rules on chemical site security. The bill, unlike the one passed last week by the House’s homeland security committee, does not include a provision requiring chemical facilities to consider use of inherently safer technology (IST) (CW, March 10, p. 6).“Unlike the impractical and partisan legislation approved last week, we are pleased that this bill places greater emphasis on appropriate security measures and less...

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