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find areas that can benefit from our joint sponsorship of public forums and studies. In my view, in chemical and explosives terrorism, we might consider such topics as

  • new concepts and principles for sensor technology and capability

  • practical new concepts for tracing precursor chemicals useful for chemical weapons or explosives

  • the use of databases and data mining to detect suspicious activity

  • interaction between our respective chemical industries and their associations to encourage sharing ideas of ways to interfere with terrorists

  • the concept that future chemical plant construction incorporates specific features to make plants inherently safer and secure from sabotage

  • the tension between civil rights versus effective terrorism prevention

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