Chemical Industry and U.S. Call for Global Culture of Chemical Security

| December 11, 2017

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Securing petrochemical plants and keeping chemicals out of the hands of terrorists were the topics of discussion at a recent Chemical Sector Security Summit in Houston, Texas. Security experts say the countries that are producing chemicals are shifting and that is one of many reasons developed.

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