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Canadian Counter Terrorism, the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, and the World's Deadliest Chemical

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As a crush of spectators, international dignitaries, top athletes, and the world’s media descend upon Vancouver for the Olympics this winter, a chlorine facility at the base of the Second Narrows Crossing will temporarily stop production. The timing for the closure could not be better. But it will be brief.

By Megan Stewart
A 52-year-old industrial chemical plant on the North Shore will close for at least four weeks as Vancouver’s population swells by tens of thousands during the 2010 Games. This winter, Canexus Chemicals Canada will stop production, reducing the chlorine and caustic soda shipped off-site.