Y2K risk brews at chemical plants

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From the Wilmington Morning Star/ Tuesdya, March 16, 1999
Associated Press


Large chemical companies are well prepared for the Year 2000 computer problem, but smaller companies, many near residential areas, may be less able to cope with potentially dangerous shutdowns, says a report presented to Congress on Monday.

Some 85 million Americans live within a five-mile radius of 66,000 facilities handling high hazard chemicals, the report's author, Dr. gerald Poje of the U>S> Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, told a news conference in the Capitol'sSenate side. While large plants are unlikely to experience major failures - unless there are serious utility breakdowns - there is little information about how smaller companies are preparing for computer problems, and readiness efforts appear to be "less than appropriate." Dr. Poje said.

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-- Critt Jarvis (critt@critt.com), March 16, 1999


Critt, A lot of poisons could be let loose by the irresponsible.

Thanks for the post.

-- Watchful (seethesea@msn.com), March 16, 1999.

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