A recent explosion of a fertilizer plant in Texas is turning lawmakers' attention to the Department of Homeland Security's Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program. "Clearly the state and federal government should have been doing much more to prevent an accident of this magnitude," said Rep. Paul Tonko, D-N.Y. American Chemistry Council spokesman Scott Jensen said "it's early to figure out what steps need to be taken. We need to be sure the legislation in place is being implemented properly."

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