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  • Report: Nuke dump fire preventable

    The truck that caught fire a half mile underground at a southeastern New Mexico nuclear waste dump was 29 years old, improperly maintained and operating without an automatic fire-suppression system, according to a report to be released Friday. The report also will detail deficiencies in emergency training and responses at the Waste Isolation Pilot ...


    By Associated Press

  • Greek Fires Start to Subside

    ATHENS, Greece, August 29, 2007 (ENS) - Firefighters are beginning to gain ground against the worst forest fires to strike Greece in more than a century, but only after the blazes claimed 64 lives and charred much of Ilia prefecture on the Peloponnese peninsula in southern Greece. The country remains in the state of emergency and suspicion is rife that arsonists are to blame for more than half ...

  • Protecting soil in fire-ravaged landscapes

    Following a wildfire, there is often the potential for devastating storm-induced erosion and mudslides. To prevent this possibility, teams of scientists work on these scared landscapes to quickly assess the erosion potential and potential mitigation strategies. By using digital soil and fire severity data, coupled with a Geographic Information Systems (GIS), the process is made much simpler. A ...

  • The Importance of a Dedicated Fire Weather Network

    Forest Technology Systems Ltd. (FTS) recently appointed an independent party to explore a common concern in the Fire Weather monitoring community: dedicated networks of remote automated weather stations (RAWS) for the primary purpose of predicting wildfire danger vs. repurposing existing networks of meteorological weather stations. With wildfires around the world increasing in frequency as well ...


    By FTS

  • Fire out on Gulf well that `snuffed itself out`

    A drilling rig that caught fire after a natural gas blowout in the Gulf of Mexico appears stable now that the fire is out, and there was no sign of any oil sheen on a fly-over Thursday morning, a rig company executive said. "The well essentially snuffed itself out," said Jim Noe, a vice president with the rig owner Hercules Offshore Inc., ...


    By Associated Press

  • USFA Releases Fire-Related Firefighter Injuries Report

    EMMITSBURG, MD - The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) issued a special report today examining the details of firefighter injuries sustained on the fireground or while responding to or returning from a fire incident. The report, Fire-Related Firefighter Injuries Reported to NFIRS (PDF, 945 Kb), was developed by USFA's National Fire Data Center and is ...


    By US Fire Administration

  • USFA releases residential building electrical fires report

    The United States Fire Administration has issued a special report, part of its Topical Fire Report Series, examining the causes and characteristics of electrical fires that occur in residential buildings. An estimated 28,300 residential building electrical fires occur annually and cause 360 civilian deaths, 1,000 civilian injuries, and $995 million in direct loss. 'It is important for ...


    By US Fire Administration

  • NIST study offers first detailed look at the progress of a wildland-urban fire

    A wildfire rages across southern California wildlands towards residential communities, endangering residents and firefighters and sending property up in smoke. This is an increasingly common story, occurring several times a summer. To better understand these Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) fires and how best to prevent or fight them, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and ...

  • EPA issues stringent emission standards for coal- and oil-fired power plants

    In response to a court deadline, today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the first-ever national standards for mercury, arsenic and other toxic air pollution from power plants. The new power plant mercury and air toxics standards - which eliminate 20 years of uncertainty across industry - would require many power plants to install widely available, proven pollution control ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • DOE selects projects to conserve freshwater at coal-fired power plants

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced the selection of 10 projects aimed at developing advanced technologies and concepts to minimize freshwater withdrawal and consumption by coal-based power systems. By improving the environmental performance of coal, America's most abundant energy resource, the projects will strengthen national energy security and help provide clean, affordable, abundant ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Federal plan to bury nuke waste in Nevada drawing fire

    Federal plans to truck radioactive material from a World War II-era plant in Tennessee to Nevada for burial in the desert are rekindling a long-running battle to prevent the Silver State from becoming the nation's nuclear dumping ground. U.S. Department of Energy officials told residents at a town hall meeting Wednesday in Las Vegas that the ...


    By Associated Press

  • City of TEMPE Fire Department chooses Ess CrisisTM On Demand

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- October 4, 2007 -- ESS, the leading provider of Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) and Crisis Management software for Governance, Risk and Compliance. (GRC), announced today that the Tempe, Arizona Fire Department has selected the on-demand version of ESS CrisisTM to manage its daily planning and emergency event mitigation at the city’s emergency operations center. ESS ...


    By IHS

  • RAE Systems New BioHarness Helps Prevent Health Emergencies for Workers and First Responders

    RAE Systems, Inc. today introduced a ground-breaking BioHarness that provides safety managers with unprecedented, real-time visibility into the physical status of personnel operating in high stress and extreme environments. By monitoring vital signs and interpreting data during situations of high stress, fatigue and danger, the BioHarness helps prevent health emergencies. The non-intrusive, ...


    By RAE Systems by Honeywell

  • New data reveals rising coal use

    New data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reveals a troubling trend: Coal-fired power generation—and its associated greenhouse gas emissions—were on the rise as 2012 came to an end. According to the data, which was released yesterday, ...

  • EPA reaches agreement over Waimanalo Gulch Landfill fire threat / $1.1 million penalty for Clean Air Act violations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today a settlement with Waste Management of Hawaii, Inc. and the City and County of Honolulu over violations of air pollution laws at the Waimanalo Gulch Landfill in Kapolei, Oahu. Waste Management, operator of the landfill, and the City, owner of the landfill, are being required to implement enhanced gas monitoring to reduce the threat of ...

  • Carbon Capture and Storage for Coal-Fired Plants - Opportunity Assessment and Key Country Analysis to 2025

      This report provides the retrofit potential and new market potential for the global CCS market in terms of revenues and capacity. It also discusses the key drivers and restraints impacting the market. The report provides an in depth analysis of key global CCS markets– the US, Canada, the UK, Germany, Poland, Australia, China and Japan. It provides the retrofit potential and new ...


  • Using Hurricane Sandy Emergency Funds To Close Fire Island Breach Says LI Conservation Group

    Save The Great South Bay, a Long Island advocacy group composed of marine biologists, fishermen, baymen, boaters, restaurant owners, and local citizens, have been campaigning to prevent the closure of a breach at the Old Inlet. The breach, created by Sandy, according to data collected by The Nature Conservancy, Stony Brook University, and independent marine biologists, has shown that the ...


    By PRWeb

  • US Settlement with Michigan Utility to Reduce Emissions at Its Coal-Fired Power Plants, Fund Projects to Benefit Environment and Communities

    In a settlement with the United States, Consumers Energy, a subsidiary of CMS Energy Corporation, has agreed to install pollution control technology, continue operating existing pollution controls and comply with emission rates to reduce harmful air pollution from the company’s five coal-fired power plants located in West Olive, Essexville, Muskegon and Luna Pier, Michigan, the Department ...

  • D & J Ironworks cited for inadequate workplace safeguards following fatal fire in Boston`s Back Bay

    Guiseppe Falcone and Daniele Falcone, doing business as D & J Ironworks, failed to follow safety precautions, which fire officials indicated led to a fire that cost the lives of two Boston fire fighters, an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration determined. The fire on March 26, 2014, in Boston's Back Bay ...

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