Additional Resource Materials

Upon request, provides on-site training on compliance and environmental management topics. We have prepared the following training materials which you are welcome to use so long as credit is given.

Pollution Prevention and Chemical Plant Security

PNNL Clearance #:
PNWD-SA-7732 Battelle—Pacific Northwest Division, Richland, WA.

Originally presented:
April 9, 2003 - additional materials added May 2006

National Pollution Prevention Roundtable, Louisville, KY

Intended Audience:
All audiences

In the aftermath of the terrorist events of 9/11/2001, many decision makers in government and industry became acutely aware of the risks that our modern technological society presents. Probably no industry was more impacted than the chemical manufacturing industry, which is responsible for the handling and processing of thousands of toxic, flammable, and explosive materials. "Plant Security" became the issue of the day, and continues to garner a significant amount of management attention. The industry responded to this issue by creating a number of tools for assessing and reducing the threat posed by chemical manufacturing facilities. Many of these tools bear a striking resemblance to pollution prevention tools. Used effectively, this increased attention may be a powerful tool in promoting pollution prevention practices within the industry.

This presentation will present an overview of the plant security issue from the perspective of the chemical manufacturing industry, and describe current efforts within the industry, government, and the NGO community to minimize the threat of terrorist attack by addressing chemical and process risk. New trends in process technology which can minimize these risks (e.g., process intensification, microscale chemical processing, and green chemistry) will also be discussed in the context of how the plant security and pollution prevention drivers can be leveraged to spur adoption of these technologies.

Downloads require Microsoft PowerPoint:

Different Threats, Common Threads: How Plant Security Can Help Sell P2
NPPR Meeting, Louisville, KY
April 2003
P2 and Plant Security: Two Sides of the Same Coin?
Clean Texas Conference, Austin, TX
May 2006


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