Category Archives: Risk Management & Analysis

Nuclar Power Safety–Overlooked GAO report!


Nuclear Regulatory Commission Natural Hazard Assessments Could Be More Risk-Informed GAO-12-465, Apr 26, 2012 Highlights View Report (PDF, 54 pages) Additional Materials: Highlights Page (PDF, 1 page) Accessible Text Contact: Franklin W. Rusco (202) 512-3841 ruscof@gao.gov   Office of Public Affairs (202) … Continue reading

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FEMA’s Risk Analysis CPG 201, April 3, 2012


FEMA has published its THIRA as CPG 201!  See below: Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 201: Threat and Hazard … http://www.fema.gov/library/file;jsessionid…?type…thira…   It is not an all-hazards document as it omits for exmple Strategic Nuclear Attack or more limited nuclear attack as … Continue reading

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Chemical and Nuclear Plant Safety–CRS!


CRS continues its annual production of high quality report. But that organization continues to be contentious politically and if the Senate turns Republican in 2013 its quality may be threatened. Why?  Most of the lobbyists in DC will do whatever … Continue reading

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National Strategic Risk Assessment!


Presidential Policy Directive 8 issued March 30, 2011 called for a new National Strategic Risk Assessment. The document below was issued in compliance with that goal. It is inadequate IMO from almost any point of view. Just one reason is … Continue reading

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The NFIP And Mitigation–DHS and FEMA don’t Get IT!


The NFIP was established by statute in 1968 in that year’s HOUSING ACT. The first policy was issued in June, 1969 to Monroe County in Florida. Recently it has gone through 13 short term extensions leading to departure of its … Continue reading

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Mississipi River Data in flood!


From Geology.com: USGS Measures Flooding at Morganza Spillway and Across Louisiana Posted: 17 May 2011 06:20 PM PDT “U.S. Geological Survey crews are measuring flooding along the Atchafalaya and Mississippi Rivers, including the Morganza and Bonnet Carre Spillways. Several USGS … Continue reading

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