Securityin sight

November 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;11/19/2007, Vol. 272 Issue 19, p23
Trade Publication
The article offers information on the security measures taken by U.S. government for protecting the chemical industry against terrorism. The American Chemistry Council reports that member companies are already registering with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association wants the Congress to ensure that DHS receives sufficient funding and resources to implement its Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards.


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