Disasters

"Nuclear Rules in Japan Relied on Old Science"

"In the country that gave the world the word tsunami, the Japanese nuclear establishment largely disregarded the potentially destructive force of the walls of water. The word did not even appear in government guidelines until 2006, decades after plants — including the Fukushima Daiichi facility that firefighters are still struggling to get under control — began dotting the Japanese coastline."

03/28/2011

Results May Not Match Rhetoric After Obama 2013 Chem Security Order

"Two years after President Obama issued a landmark executive order setting federal priorities for advancing chemical security, a slew of agencies continue to plod toward regulatory changes, to the frustration of some environment and public health organizations that would like to see faster improvements."

08/03/2015

EPA Crisis Communications Plan: Accurate, Timely, Approved Information

EPA's Plan, approved back on January 15, 2009, mandates giving "understandable, timely, accurate, and consistent information to the public." The plan laudably emphasizes coordination with other agencies — but it also leads to strong message control.

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August 11, 2015

NPF Webinar: The Cost of Violent Weather

Weather is the most durable of news topics, especially when it surprises with extremes. We’ll explore violent weather events and how to track the cost of catastrophic storms in this free webinar at 1:00 p.m. on Aug 11, featuring Washington Post Weather Editor Jason Samenow and other experts.

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