Archives: January, 2006

Doug Bedell — January 24, 2006, 2:53 pm

Protecting Hazardous Dams

Danger lurks at the head of thousands of American rivers and streams. The Christian Science Monitor reports that 3,500 of America’s big dams are unsafe and that civil engineers consider thousands of smaller dams hazardous – floods waiting to happen. Prospects of attending to these risks anytime soon are dim. “While Congress quickly approved $3 […]

Doug Bedell — January 5, 2006, 9:48 am

Explosives, Too, Need Tending

Like chemical plants (Dec. 3 post), explosive depots may be obvious, yet overlooked, locations for security upgrades. Martin Chavez, mayor of Albuquerque, New Mexico, hopes Congress will enact legislation that would require increased security for stored explosives. Specifically, Chavez believes that security requirements at storage depots for explosives should include security fences, an increase in […]