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Main Title Terrorism and security issues facing the water infrastructure sector
Author Copeland, Claudia
Publisher U.S. Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service,
Place Published Washington, D.C. :
Year Published 2002
OCLC Number 51198602
Subject Added Ent Drinking water--Contamination--United States--Prevention; Waterworks--Security measures--Research--United States; Terrorism--United States--Prevention; Waterworks--Law and legislation--United States; Emergency management--United States
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Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
EJBM TD485.C67 2002 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/13/2002
Collation 6 p. ; 28 cm.
Notes "Updated February 7, 2002" Title taken from title screen.
Contents Notes "Damage to or destruction of the nation's water supply and water quality infrastructure by terrorist attack could disrupt the delivery of vital human services in this country, threatening public health and the environment, or possibly causing loss of life. Interest in such problems has increased since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Across the country, water infrastructure systems extend over vast areas, and ownership and operation responsibility are both public and private but are overwhelmingly nonfederal. Since the attacks, federal dam operators and water and wastewater utilities have been under heightened security conditions. Most (especially large facilities) have existing emergency plans and coordination mechanisms; at issue now is whether they are sufficient to address serious terrorist threats. Policymakers are considering a number of options, including enhanced physical security, communication and coordination, and research. A key issue is how additional protections and resources directed at public and private sector priorities will be funded. In December Congress approved $345 million in funds for security at water infrastructure facilities (P.L. 107-117), and the House and Senate passed separate versions of bills authorizing new water security programs (H.R. 3178, H.R. 3448, S. 1608). This report will be updated as warranted."
Access Notes System requirements: Adobe Acrobat reader. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Author Added Ent
Cody, Betsy
Corporate Au Added Ent Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
PUB Date Free Form 2002.
Series Title Untraced CRS Report for Congress; RS21026.
BIB Level m
OCLC Time Stamp 20021210150209
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 02751nam 2200361Ka 45020