Site Map - Chemical Industry

Chemical Facilities Tackle an Explosive Problem

- A federal working group focuses on improving safety and security in the chemical industry to prevent more communities from going up in flames.

Chemical Plants

- After a West, Texas, fertilizer plant exploded in April of last year, President Barack Obama created the Chemical Facility Safety and Security Working group, which held listening sessions with stakeholders during the fall of 2013 and winter of 2014. Read some of their talking points and options for recommendations to the president.

Morning Security Brief: Deadly Car Bomb At Yemen Defense Ministry, Stolen Radioactive Cargo Found, And More

- A car bomb and ensuing firefight at Yemen's Defense Ministry complex has killed 25 people; a cargo truck containing dangerous radioactive material has been found; and more than 2 million social media accounts have been compromised due to Pony malware.

Nuclear Facilities

- This study from a nuclear nonproliferation group revealed the differences in security standards among the nation’s nuclear facilities. The study found that government-owned facilities has stricter security procedures than those in the private sector.  


- A new report questions the security of nuclear facilities, and a look at a tool that visualizes the small arms trade around the globe.

The State of Bioterrorism Surveillance

- Assessing progress in how the national biosurveillance program is performing.

Lessons from the Fukushima Response

- Lessons from Fukushima are being applied to improve future U.S. international emergency response efforts.

Lessons from the Fukushima Response

- Lessons from Fukushima are being applied to improve future U.S. international emergency response efforts.

Morning Security Brief: Chemical Facility Security, Embassy Safety, NSA Surveillance Reform, and More

- Congress holds hearings and the White House issues an executive order on chemical facility security, the U.S. closes embassies in the Middle East after unspecified threats, President Obama meets with lawmakers to discuss reforming the NSA surveillance program, and more.

Innovation, Dual Use, and Security

- Assessing the security risks of emerging technologies is no easy task. Compounding the issue is a paradox that many of the things created to benefit human health and welfare are the very things that—without proper safeguards—can be used for hostile intent.

CFATS Progress Report

- A look at how the regulators are implementing chemical facilities’ security regulations and the lessons that can be learned from the process.

Legal Report

- California appeals court rules that an employee may be legally fired for failing to cooperate with an internal investigation. Lawmakers consider bills on embassy security and chemical facilities.

The Fight Against Food Fraud

- Though 9-11 focused attention on possible risks of food-chain contamination by terrorists, attention is shifting back to the more common safety issue of food ingredients being diluted, adulterated, or misrepresented to increase profit.

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