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In the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, concerns have been raised that the nation's shipments of hazardous materials by rail may be vulnerable to terrorist attack. Millions of tons of hazardous materials are shipped yearly across the United States.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the federal government's plans and policies for meeting major disruptions in the supply of electricity, focusing on: (1) the Department of Energy's (DOE) inclusion of other federal, state, local, and utility organizations in preparedness planning; (2)...
GAO reviewed the vulnerability of the nation's electric power systems to disruptions from acts of war, sabotage, and terrorism and analyzed the federal role in dealing with major, long-term electrical emergencies resulting from such acts.