Monthly Archives: July 2009

Converging on an Un-Common Cure for the Chemical Terrorist

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On June 26, 2009 in a congressional roll call joint statement issued by four powerful congressional leaders (Thompson, Waxman, Jackson Lee and Markey) called for support for the bill HR 2868 that would grant Department of Homeland Security the authority to make the CFATS program permanent going forward. Some of the important provisions of this bill include reducing the threshold amounts of dangerous chemicals or switching to safer chemicals. Additionally water treatment and distribution systems, waste water treatment and port facilities would no longer be exempt from complying with these safety provisions. read more