public safety

Will 'Guns, Guards, and Gates' Really Terror-Proof the Grid?

March 25, 2014 by Jeff St. John

It appears that 2014 is the year that the power grid’s physical security is going to come to the forefront of national attention. Now the question for utilities and regulators is whether they’re going to overreact, under-react, or find a balanced response.[read more]

Making Oil-by-Rail Safer

March 24, 2014 by Geoffrey Styles

The growth of North American oil production from unconventional sources has resulted in a dramatic expansion in the volume of crude oil shipped by rail. Unfortunately, as crude oil rail traffic has increased, so have rail accidents involving crude oil.[read more]


Radiation: The Facts

March 3, 2014 by Robert Hargraves

Radiation Facts

Nuclear power can solve the global crises of air pollution deaths and climate change, help developing nations escape poverty, and let industrialized nations improve economic growth. The primary obstacle to nuclear power is misunderstanding of radiation safety. Radiation is safe within limits.[read more]