Chemical Accident Data Plan Proposed Clinton Opposes National Access
WASHINGTON -- The Clinton administration proposed legislation yesterday to disclose regional "worst case" casualty estimates from chemical accidents -- but prevent dissemination of a national database.
The plan aims to keep terrorists from obtaining information to plan an attack, while telling Americans living near dangerous chemicals how they might be affected by a catastrophic event.
In Congress, majority Republicans have expressed concerns about public data that could help terrorists pick a chemical target.
The Environmental Protection Agency originally considered posting plant-by-plant "worst case" estimates on the Internet, but dropped the idea last …
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Publication information: Article title: Chemical Accident Data Plan Proposed Clinton Opposes National Access. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: May 8, 1999. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 1999 Gale Group.
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