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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Chemical facility security
Author Schierow, Linda-Jo.
Publisher Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress,
Year Published 2005
OCLC Number 61329849
Subjects Chemical plants--Security measures--United States ; Chemical plants--Risk assessment ; Chemical plants--Security measures--Law and legislation--United States ; Chemical industry--Security measures--United States ; Chemical industry--Risk assessment ; Chemical industry--Security measures--Law and legislation--United States
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM  TP155.5.S35 2005b c.1-2 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/18/2009
Collation 44 p. ; 28 cm.
"Updated July 29, 2005." Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
Facilities handling large amounts of potentially hazardous chemicals (i.e., chemical facilities) might be of interest to terrorists, either as targets for direct attacks meant to release chemicals into the community or as a source of chemicals for use elsewhere. Because few terrorist attacks have been attempted against chemical facilities in the United States, the risk of death and injury in the near future is estimated to be low, relative to the likelihood of accidents at such facilities or attacks on other targets using conventional weapons. For any individual facility, the risk is very small, but risks may be increasing with potentially severe consequences for human health and the environment. Available evidence indicates that many chemical facilities may lack adequate safeguards.