Do chlorine tanker cars put Americans at risk of terrorism?
April 30, 2007
It's certainly possible: Chlorine gas, which is widely used for disinfecting water and wastewater, is often shipped in rail tanker cars
, which can create a major risk to the communities through which they pass. Chlorine gas is being used as a weapon of war
in Iraq today, so terrorists clearly have access to the knowledge they need to make it into a weapon within the US.
Contact us about
: ultraviolet disinfection as an alternative to chlorine
, chlorination tablets as a safer alternative to gas
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