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Security breach reported at Lynn LNG facility
By Melissa Trujillo, Associated Press | August 23, 2006

Two people were seen on surveillance tapes cutting through a fence and climbing atop the storage tank at a liquefied natural gas storage facility in Lynn last week, and while it does not appear to be an act of terrorism, authorities are calling for a full-scale investigation.

Authorities were especially displeased with the five-day lag between the Aug. 16 security breach and when KeySpan Corp. reported it to the state on Monday, said Mike Coelho, chief of staff of the state Executive Office of Public Safety. ``That's less than ideal, that kind of reporting turnaround," he said. ``We're not happy about it."

US Representative Edward J. Markey, a Democrat and a senior member of the House Homeland Security and Energy and Commerce Committees, called on Governor Mitt Romney's administration to ``order a comprehensive review of the perimeter security plans at all such critical infrastructure facilities in the Commonwealth to guarantee a future security breach does not occur."

Markey also said the ``incident raises serious questions about the adequacy of the perimeter security and surveillance monitoring in place at this facility."

No arrests have been made .

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