"Report: Feds Failed To Inspect Chemical Plants With High Terror Risk"

"Government officials have failed to inspect nearly all of the chemical plants considered to be at high risk for terrorist attacks, according to congressional investigators.

The Associated Press reports that a year-long investigation by Republican staff on the Senate Homeland Security Committee chronicles delayed government inspections, errors in assessing risks, and industry loopholes in the $595 million terror-prevention program passed in 2006.

The report, commissioned by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), called the U.S. prevention effort 'a broken program that is not making us measurably safer against the threat of a terrorist attack.'"

Laura Barron-Lopez reports for The Hill July 29,2014.

Thursday, July 31, 2014