Shipping chlorine is about to get more expensive
November 18, 2008
The TSA is planning to impose costly new measures
to ensure the safety and security of chlorine gas shipments traveling by rail. The leading concern is that unguarded chlorine gas can be (and has been) used as a weapon of terrorism
, and that there has never been a sufficiently stringent set of controls imposed on the transportation of chlorine gas across the country. The expense of dealing with the new shipment rules may encourage some facilities to shift to the use of safer chlorine tablets
for disinfection purposes. Tablet chlorine poses far less risk to safety than its gas or liquid forms.
last revised November 2008