Tuesday, January 21, 2003

At the nuclear facility where I work you know the already inconvenient security procedures became absolutely obnoxious after September 11. But it's past time for the chemical industry to get the same treatment.

Terrorists know this. In the spring of 2001, a pilot landed a single-engine Cessna at the airport at Copperhill, Tennessee, and asked a local businessman what type of chemicals were stored at the nearby Boliden Intertrade chemical plant. After September 11, the businessman recognized the pilot as Mohammed Atta.

In point of fact the most dangerous aspect of my facility for the general public is probably the chemicals rather than the uranium.

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