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Administration to Seek Antiterror Rules for Chemical Plants

Voluntary efforts to protect chemical plants from terrorist attacks are inadequate, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff has concluded, and Congress should adopt federal standards to do so. The call for legislation is to be presented at separate House and Senate hearings on Wednesday by Robert Stephan, a top deputy to Mr. Chertoff. It gives greater momentum to an effort already under way in the Senate to impose minimum security requirements on thousands of chemical facilities across the country. Full Story

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