Preventing Terrorist Attacks on America's Chemical Plants: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Economic Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Cybersecurity of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, June 15, 2005   [open pdf - 1012KB]

From the opening statement of Daniel E. Lungren: "The subcommittee is meeting today to hear testimony on preventing terrorist attacks on America's chemical plants. Welcome to this important hearing. We are meeting today to discuss this terrorist threat posed to America's chemical plants and what is being done to protect them in all levels of government and within the private sector. This is an issue that has received a great deal of attention in the media and within the halls of Congress with many questionable claims and figures on the numbers of chemical plants that are high risk, how many people these plants can harm and what types and quantities of chemicals present a real threat and what has been done to secure these sites against terrorism. It is impossible and would be reckless to attempt to oversee and legislate on national security issues based on misinformation or misconceptions. Thus, the purpose of today's hearing is to build a common understanding of what the facts about chemical plant security truly are so we can make informed policy judgments about what if any additional legislation may be needed in this area." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Daniel E. Lungren, Loretta Sanchez, Christopher Cox, Bennie G. Thompson, Mike Rogers, Peter A. DeFazio, Norman D. Dicks, Bobby Jindal, James R. Langevin, Sheila Jackson-Lee, Edward J. Markey, Bill Pascrell, Jr., Stevan Pearce, Robert Stephan, Stephen Bandy, Frank J. Cilluffo, Sal DePasquale, Marty Durbin, and Allen Summers.

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