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."

Source: NY Times, 03/28/2011

"Alabama Pipeline Restarts, Restoring Gasoline Flow To East Coast"

"Colonial Pipeline announced Wednesday that the company has restarted its Line 1, which had been shut down for more than 12 days, causing gasoline shortages and price increases, felt most in places like Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee."

Source: Alabama Media Group, 09/22/2016

"ExxonMobil To Pay $12 Million In Montana Oil Spill Settlement"

"ExxonMobil Corp. has agreed to pay $12 million to Montana and the U.S. government to restore natural resources damaged or destroyed by a pipeline rupture in 2011 that spilled oil into the Yellowstone River, according to a settlement proposed on Wednesday."

Source: Reuters, 09/22/2016

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