Site Map - Chemical Industry

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.

Drug Counterfeiters Increasingly Use Real Drug Ingredients

- More counterfeit drugs are turning up with traces of actual active pharmaceutical ingredients as counterfeiters try to stay a step ahead of anticounterfeiting efforts.

Left of the Boom

- The goal of all those engaged in the fight against improvised explosives is to find ways to detect and prevent them, which they call getting “left of the boom.”

GAO: Bureaucratic Hurdles Slow Down Counter-IED Progress in Pakistan

- A U.S. counter-IED strategy along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border has suffered due to bureaucratic challenges between the U.S. and Pakistan, says a new GAO report.

Al Qaeda Worried Collateral Damage From Chemical Attacks Would Hurt Its Image

- In 2007, al Qaeda suspended using chlorine gas as a weapon while waiting for guidance on whether or not to continue the practice, according to documents published online.

Fighting Fire with Prevention

- A look at fire prevention and preparedness at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Protecting the Smart Grid

- As our utility infrastructure gets smarter, so must our ways of protecting its many vulnerabilities from hackers and other ne’er-do-wells.


- The International Association Synthetic Biology has established a code of conduct for best practices in gene synthesis. The code includes guidelines scientists can use to limit the chance that pathogen DNA could fall into the wrong hands.

EPA Puts Chemical Databases Online

- Chemical exposure studies and toxicity from more than 500 tests conducted on more than 300 chemicals will be available for public viewing online thanks to two new databases from the Environmental Protection Agency.

U.S. Congressional Legislation: Chemical Facilities

- A bill (H.R. 2868) intended to increase security at chemical facilities has been approved by the Senate Homeland Security Committee. The measure must now go before the Senate for a vote. The Senate replaced H.R. 2868 with a new version of the bill. The version passed by the Senate committee is identical to the House version in some respects. It would extend existing law, and maintain current Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations on the subject, by establishing standards and procedures for security vulnerability assessments and site security plans. The Senate and House versions, however, differ with regard to inherently safer technologies.

U.S. Congressional Legislation: Chemical Facilities

- A bill (H.R. 2868) intended to increase security at chemical facilities has been approved by the House of Representatives. It has been referred to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

Security Professionals and Environmentalists Push for Stronger Chemical Security Regulations

- Some security professionals and environmental activists have joined forces to push the chemical industry to substitute inherently safer technologies for dangerous chemicals terrorists could attack. (From the March 2010 Issue)

Chemical Security

- The Senate is considering House legislation that would make CFATS law and require many businesses to evaluate the feasibility of switching to safer chemicals.

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