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Homeland Security / Chemical Plants #1028035

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 02, 2012
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(No location given: Armen Keteyian) The ineffectiveness of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards {CFATS} program meant to secure the nation’s chemical plants from a terrorist attack examined; details given about an internal review finding there were no plant inspections or site security plans. [Former Homeland Security assistant secretary Todd KEIL††- says there were substantive missteps; says his efforts at redirecting the program were thwarted.] [In March 2010, Homeland Security Undersecretary Rand BEERS††- says the CFATS program has been a tremendous success.] [Today, BEERS – explains what the American public has gotten for 480 million dollars.] [Senator Charles GRASSLEY††- calls for the Department of Homeland Security to come clean.]

Pelley, Scott;
Keteyian, Armen

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