February 2008

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: HPImpact: Expert assesses chemical facility security in US

Citing the potential for acts of terrorism on any of the thousands of chemical processing plants throughout the country, M. Sam Mannan, a Texas A&M University chemical engineering professor and author..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Citing the potential for acts of terrorism on any of the thousands of chemical processing plants throughout the country, M. Sam Mannan, a Texas A&M University chemical engineering professor and authority on process safety and risk management, recently testified before a US House subcommittee. He urged Congress to give the Department of Homeland Security permanent and continuing authority to regulate chemical security in the US. Dr. Mannan's testimony came as part of a congressional hearing on the "Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Act of 2008," a proposed amendment to the Homeland Security Act of 2002 that provides for the regulation of certain chemical facilities. Addressing members of t

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