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Talking Up a Storm

1:27 PM MDT | July 24, 2007 | Esther D’Amico

The communications infrastructure of chemical plants along the U.S. Gulf Coast has vastly improved since 2005 when two major hurricanes devastated the region, crippling the information flow to and from many plants, industry firms say. That is welcome news for the chemical industry, as the world’s largest petrochemical hub lies along the Gulf, and this year’s Atlantic hurricane season will begin in just a few weeks, says Edward Flynn, director/security, safety & health affairs at the Louisiana Chemical Association (Baton Rouge). Hurricanes Katrina...

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