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Chemical Plant Security Directives Dropped From Bill
By Tom Searls
Legislation forcing chemical plants to meet government-required security standards was stripped from the House of Representatives and Senate conferees’ proposal Monday, Sen. Robert C. Byrd’s office announced.
Byrd, D-W.Va., had successfully added an amendment to the Senate version of the bill directing the federal Department of Homeland Security to work with chemical companies on ways to ensure their facilities are better protected from terrorist strikes. Chemical industry representatives enlisted the help of Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio, in a successful attempt to rid the legislation of any language forcing the companies to comply.
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