The Department of Homeland Security has identified 5,333 "high risk" chemical plants in the U.S. and 247 of them are in Pennsylvania. Each plant puts 10,000 to 100,000 people at risk of deadly chemical accidents and terrorist attacks.
Tomorrow, Greenpeace volunteers will be stationed outside of Market East train station, encouraging the public to call Senator Arlen Specter and ask him to support strong chemical security legislation. Chemical security legislation will soon to be introduced on the Senate floor, so Greenpeace has made it a priority to educate the public and advocate for their safety.
June 18, 12-6 p.m. at the Market East train station.