Category Archives: Hazardous Materials

Guidance on Chemical Hazards and Floods

From the ScienceCorps organization, this 28 page handbook titled Chemical Hazards in Floods and Disasters. Regarding environment hazards in general, the Wall St. Journal noted: Houston’s Environmental Threats Come Into Focus. As Harvey’s flooding recedes, risk of toxic pollutants tests … Continue reading

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Outlook for Disasters Globally

From Forbes Magazine: The Next Global Refugee Crisis Will Be Caused By Environmental Disasters. Some rather alarming news about mostly man-made disasters: The next big migration wave won’t be caused by war or hunger. It will be caused by environmental … Continue reading

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Chemical Safety Board in Jeopardy

Watchdog for Industrial Disasters to Be Purged in Trump’s Budget. The Chemical Safety Board was created to investigate fires, explosions; Agency’s $11 million budget watches over public, worker safety, Some excerpts from the Bloomberg News article: When a Texas City … Continue reading

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Pipeline Spills – as told by a mapstory

Is The Threat Of The Dakota Access Pipeline Real?  “I thought pipeline accidents were rare. Turns out, they happen all the time.” My suspicion was that pipeline accidents are rare, but as I investigated, I found that they actually happen … Continue reading

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EPA Knows How to Avoid Future City Water Crises

EPA Knows How o Avoid Future City Water Crises. It’s unclear where the next administration will lead the agency tasked with keeping America’s water safe.

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EPA Looks to Mitigate Chemical Plant Disasters

EPA Looks to Mitigate Chemical Plant Disasters. A new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation aims to minimize the harm to local communities from disasters at chemical plants. The regulation overhauls major sections of the EPA’s Risk Management Program for such … Continue reading

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Revision Underway of Chemical Safety Law

From the Huffpost, see: Congress Is Finally Overhauling A Decades-Old Chemical Safety Law. Should we be excited for changes to a law everyone says is broken?

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