Tell Congress to Get Tough on High-Risk Chemical Plants
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Tell Congress to Get Tough on High-Risk Chemical Plants

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      Greenpeace

Did you know that the Department of Homeland Security has identified over 6,000 "high-risk" chemical plants in the United States? An accident or attack at just 300 of them would put 110 million Americans at risk.

Safer alternatives exist for poisonous gases used at chemical plants that would save lives in the event of an accident. The bottom-line is that the risks are preventable.

Take action: Help prevent disaster by supporting comprehensive chemical security legislation.

Nationwide, 287 plants have switched to safer and more secure chemicals or processes. This simple step has eliminated catastrophic risks to 38.5 million Americans. That's the good news. The bad news is that not all plants have adopted safer chemical technologies -- and they won't until laws are passed that require them to.

Chemical industry lobbyists have been working to block stronger legislation for nine years. In 2008, Greenpeace identified 169 lobbyists registered to keep Congress from enacting a strong chemical security law.

Take action: Tell Congress to put our safety ahead of profits and politics.

Find out how many chemical plants are located in your state by checking out this interactive map:

http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/campaigns/toxics/toxic-chemical-threats

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