Turns out we really might be our own worst enemy. Reports that New Jersey contains five of the nation's highest-risk chemical plants raise awareness of their potential for mass destruction. Whether by terrorist attack or negligence, the release of toxic gases, such as chlorine, would have serious effects: The very air would turn to poison. Someone exposed to these gases would essentially be burned alive; internally, fluids would fill lungs and suffocate the person by drowning.
Not a pretty sight, considering the potential human casualties that could come from the Kuehne Chemical facility, situated just three miles from Newark Liberty International Airport. Yes, that's one of New York City's major airports, a mere five miles from populous downtown Manhattan. Chemical poisoning of millions within a 16-mile radius would result from our own scientific endeavors.