LOCAL CHEMICAL STORAGE FACILITIES ARE AT RISK FOR ATTACK-Andrew Stelzer

10/04/04

After the September 11th terrorist attacks, the Chemical security act looked like a piece of legislation that would surely be passed into law—it would force the chemical storage facilities to adopt strict safety regulations to protect against terrorist attacks. But the chemical companies, led by the American Chemistry Council, an industry lobbying group, has spent tens of millions of dollars fighting for looser regulations—they wrote another less stringent bill, and today congress will begin the debate on the 9-11 commissions recommendations. Martha Collins is the Florida Organizer for the National Environmental Trust. WMNF’s Andrew Stelzer talked to Collins in WMNF’s studios earlier today—she says that there are 29 chemical storage facilities in the state of Florida that are vulnerable to a terrorist attack, or an accident which could kill hundreds of thousand so of people.

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That was WMNFs Andrew Stelzer talking to Martha Collins with the National Environmental Trust. For more information on the Chemical securities Act, log on to www.net.org

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