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release from Obama's office

Obama to Hold Press Conference to Discuss Legislation to Improve
Chemical Plant Security

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) Monday will hold a press
conference to discuss legislation he plans to introduce to improve
chemical plant security.

Monday, February 27th

10:00 AM CST U.S. Senator Barack Obama holds a
press conference to discuss legislation he will introduce to improve
chemical plant security.

Dirksen Federal Building, 2nd floor, room 211

219 S. Dearborn Street

Chicago, IL

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, there are 123
facilities in the United States where a worst-case scenario terrorist
attack on a chemical plant could threaten more than one million. Four of
these facilities are within the Chicago city limits.

* Illinois has at least 12 facilities where a large-scale
chemical release could threaten more than a million people;

* Illinois has an additional 20 facilities where such a release
could threaten more than 100,000 people;

* Illinois has an additional 370 chemical plants where
large-scale release could impact 1,000 people or more.

Obama will discuss legislation he plans to introduce that will improve
security at chemical plants across the country.

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