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Chemical Plant Security Lagging Under Bush, Kerry Tells Mayors

Sen. John F. Kerry accused President Bush of failing to adequately secure the nation’s chemical plants from terrorist attacks, as the presumptive Democratic nominee on Thursday stepped up criticism of the administration’s homeland security plans. “It’s nearly 21/2 years after 9/11, and the administration is still dragging its feet when it comes to fighting to secure our chemical plants,” Kerry told the National Conference of Black Mayors. The senator from Massachusetts warned in prepared remarks provided to reporters that 1 million people in Philadelphia could be killed or injured if its underprotected chemical plants were attacked by terrorists, but he omitted this warning from his speech. Full Story

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