Disasters

"More Quakes Rattle Oklahoma But State Avoids Tough Measures"

"In Oklahoma, now the country's earthquake capital, people are talking nervously about the big one as man-made quakes get stronger, more frequent and closer to major population centers. Next door in Kansas, they're feeling on firmer ground though no one is ready yet to declare victory."

Source: AP, 01/19/2016

Environment Canada Warned Mount Polley Mine Before Disaster, FOIs Show

"The controversial Mount Polley mine received both millions of dollars in contracts and a written warning from Canada’s environment department prior to a massive breach of a dam with mining waste in 2014, according to a newly released federal memorandum."

Source: National Observer, 01/19/2016

Brown Declares State Of Emergency At Porter Ranch Amid Massive Gas Leak

"Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday ordered new regulations, including stepped-up inspections and safety measures, for all natural gas storage facilities in California in response to the continuing leak that has displaced thousands of people in the Porter Ranch neighborhood of Los Angeles."

Source: LA Times, 01/07/2016

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