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DHS Action Needed to Verify Some Chemical Facility Information and Manage Compliance Process

Topics: Chemicals,

This report overviews Department of Homeland Security efforts to assess and address the security risks of hazardous chemical storage facilities. It focuses on how a terrorist attack or other disaster could have devastating effects on chemical facilities, discussing ways DHS can better address these concerns. Specifically, it recommends that DHS verify the self-reported "Distance of Concern" of chemical storage facilities after estimating 44 percent were misreported.

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