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Web Date: December 29, 2011

DHS Misled Congress About Chemical Facility Program, Top Republican Says

Plant security: Dire assessment of anti-terrorism program for chemical facilities contradicts Homeland Security officials’ assurances
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Homeland Security
Keywords: chemical facility security

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has misled Congress about the effectiveness of a nearly five-year-old program that is meant to secure the nation’s chemical facilities against potential terrorist attacks, says Sen. Susan M. Collins (R-Maine).

The ranking Republican member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs, Collins says she is “extremely disappointed” by the findings in an internal DHS report, which evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of the . . .

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