2009 Chemical Security Lobby Report

The American Chemistry Council and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Led 2008 Campaign to Kill Chemical Security Legislation

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Executive summary: Since the attacks of September 11, chemical facilities have remained one of our nation’s most vulnerable sectors to terrorism. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has identified 6,300 chemical facilities as "high-risk".1 The U.S. Army Surgeon General estimated that an attack on just one U.S. chemical plant could kill or injure 900,000 to 2.4 million people.2 Despite numerous warnings since 2001, little has been done to address these hazards beyond conventional fence-line security.

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