Toolbox: Homeland Security Daily Infrastructure Report

July 15, 2009

Reporters interested in following the hazards of dams, refineries, chemical plants, pipelines, and other infrastructure may find story leads in an improbable place.

That place is the Department of Homeland Security's "Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report." This from an agency where even the names and phone numbers of press officers are kept secret.

DHS' Daily Infrastructure Report gathers news from newspapers, wire, the Web, etc., and aggregates it into a single report, available on the Web or by e-mail and feed. It includes news stories about safety/security related to energy, chemical facilities, nuclear facilities, dams, agriculture and food, water, public health, and national monuments, along with other subjects.

The report is available through this portal.