Greenpeace Security Inspection Report

Dow chemical facility in Freeport, TX

Publication - September 8, 2010
According to Dow’s own reports to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Risk Management Program, its Texas Operations in Freeport, TX puts 130,000 people at risk due to the bulk use and storage of phosgene gas, a compound used as a chemical weapon in World War I.

The facility also has up to 7.6 million lbs of chlorine gas on site that could endanger a similar or larger population in the case of a catastrophic release. It is clear that this Dow facility has failed to take advantage of safer available chemical processes that would prevent a catastrophic release of phosgene or chlorine gas resulting from a terrorist attack or accidental release.

Chemical security report - Dow facility in Freeport, TX