Archives: March, 2006

Doug Bedell — March 23, 2006, 10:39 am

Out in Front at Chemical Plants

Lest media coverage give the impression that the chemical industry is woefully unprepared for security challenges, check out the Responsible Care© Security Code of Management Practices of the American Chemistry Council. The council represents major chemical manufacturers and supports federal legislation to strengthen security measures across the chemical industry. ACC President Jack N. Gerard wrote […]

Doug Bedell — March 19, 2006, 11:51 pm

‘Hardening’ Nuclear Plant Gates

As the Nuclear Regulatory Commission considers specifics of a plan for protecting the nation’s nuclear power plants from terrorist attacks, critics say the commission isn’t envisioning attacks by a large force equipped, perhaps, with rockets or other high-powered weaponry. Considering the worst that might happen is certainly appropriate. Yet relatively more mundane questions are also […]

Doug Bedell — March 8, 2006, 1:38 pm

Protecting Port Entrances

The furor over a Dubai-based trading company bidding to manage American ports should not obscure the need to protect port entry points whoever manages them. About the time the ports controversy erupted in the U.S., an al-Qaeda memo surfaced on an Islamist website advising that it’s okay to attack tankers and other oil infrastructure operated […]