Volume 84 Issue 15 | pp. 38-39
Issue Date: April 10, 2006

Securing Chemical Plants From Attack

Electronics are key for Honeywell and other firms, but critics want bigger barriers and safer technologies
Department: Business | Collection: Homeland Security, Safety, Hurricane aftermath

The drive from New Orleans to Honeywell's Geismar, La., fluorocarbons plant takes about an hour and a half. The 60-mile excursion west along Interstate 10 first passes through neighborhoods dotted with blue tarps that still cover roofs damaged when Hurricane Katrina swept through last August.

Outside the city, the highway skirts the edge of Lake Pontchartrain and traverses swamps before arriving in an area dotted with widely separated chemical plants. About 10 minutes off . . .

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