A Handy Guide To Terror Targets In Houston

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Sometimes it seems like organizations that want to protect Americans from terrorism end up doing all the terrorists' research for them. The Center for American Progress, a progressive think tank headed by John Podesta, formerly Bill Clinton's Chief of Staff, has compiled a handy guide to the nation's most vulnerable chemical facilities, complete with how many millions of lives could be taken were the terrorists to win.

And guess what? Twenty-seven of the 101 "most dangerous" chemical facilities are right here in Texas, with "one in Wylie, one in Sunnyvale, one in Grand Prairie, two in Dallas, one in Euless, nine in Houston, one in Channelview, four in Pasadena, one in Baytown, two in Deer Park, and four in La Porte."

There actually is a point to this handy guide. The Center for American Progress is proposing solutions for making these facilities less vulnerable to attack. For example, it recommends that bleach facilities - there are three here - generate chlorine "on-site without rail shipment or bulk storage." Makes sense to us.

But we're not going to link to the report. You're on your own, Al-Qaeda.

- Cathy Matusow

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