Security: Chertoff Calls for Legislation For Chemical Plants

Ichniowski, Tom
March 2006
ENR: Engineering News-Record;3/27/2006, Vol. 256 Issue 12, p7
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The article states that U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff wants the U.S. Congress to pass legislation to tighten security at chemical plants. He, however, says that the bill should include performance standards and not overly specific requirements. He also suggests using private companies to monitor industry compliance. U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Susan Collins, who introduced the bill, said that the points Chertoff outlined are key elements of her proposed legislation.


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