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Chemical Facility Security

Topics: Chemicals, Homeland Security Theory Policy and Practice, Terrorism, Critical Infrastructure Theory, Policy and Practice,

This document addresses the risk of attack on chemical facilities, particularly since such facilities could be of use to terrorists and evidence suggests that many lack sufficient security measures to ward them off. It identifies the nature and risks of such an event, as well as policy options for lawmakers attempting to reduce danger. It concludes with the assertion that the increased potential for and evolving nature of terrorism raises questions of public disclosure, the chemical industry's privacy, and general safety, which must be engaged before any legislation is passed.

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