Editorial: The Danger Downwind

New York Times May 23, 2012 In 2006, then-Senator Barack Obama co-sponsored a tough law aimed at protecting the public from an accident or terrorist attack at one of the nation’s chemical plants. Opposed by industry and President George W. Bush’s White House, the bill never made it to the Senate floor. A weak substitute was passed instead, and the dangers remain. President Obama can fix the problem. [...]

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Editorial: The Risk From Chemical Plants

New York Times May 3, 2012 More than a decade after 9/11, thousands of facilities that produce, store or use highly toxic chemicals remain vulnerable to a terrorist attack or accident that could kill or injure hundreds of thousands of people living downwind of an explosion. A Congressional Research Service report identifies 483 facilities in 43 states where a chemical disaster would put 100,000 or more people at risk. [...]

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