Friday, March 19, 2010

Greenpeace Claims Westbrook Energy Center Poses a Risk to Public

As part of a national campaign to raise awareness
about chemical security issues, the environmental group Greenpeace today warned
that six industrial facilities in Maine each pose a disaster risk to 10,000 or
more local residents. The group is hoping those facilities will either choose,
or be forced, to switch to safer chemicals, and adopt new processes that would
be less vulnerable in the event of a terrorist attack.
They include the Westbrook Energy Center in
Westbrook; Domtar paper company Baileyville; Old Town Fuel and Fiber in Old
Town; a Wal-Mart Distribution Center in Lewiston; and the Fairchild
Semiconductor Corporation in South Portland.
- John C.L. Morgan

Related: Nightmare Scenario (November 18, 2009)

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