Monday, July 26, 2004

9/11 Commission Report: Something Missing

OK, I've read the entire 500+ pages of the 9/11 report. Well, not really, but I did read Chapter 12: What to Do? A Global Strategy.

And guess what wasn't there. In fact, I searched the entire report and couldn't find any mention of concerns or recommendations addressing chemical security, despite the fact that
According to the EPA, there are 823 sites where the death or injury toll from a catastrophic disaster at a chemical plant could reach from 100,000 to more than 1 million people...There are no federal laws that establish minimum security standards at chemical facilities.
-- as quoted in a new book released last week by Dr. Stephen Flynn, who held major national security positions in the George H.W. Bush and Clinton administrations.

Too controversial for a bi-partisan commission?