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Hazardous Materials in Earthquakes

By their very nature, hazardous materials are dangerous. They're not labeled so frivolously or by chance. But when you combine hazardous materials with catastrophic events, the potential for danger - and tragedy - is far greater. One such "catastrophic event" is an earthquake. Earthquakes can cause intense ground shaking, liquefaction of sands or other granular [...]

By | 2017-06-02T14:00:15+00:00 March 17th, 2014|Natural Disasters, Safety|0 Comments

Hazardous Waste in Floods

Hazardous Waste in Floods Floods have the potential of causing widespread devastation, but that devastation is greatly magnified when chemicals or other hazardous materials are involved. It's a serious risk, and regrettably not as rare we might think or hope. As evidenced recently in Colorado and New Mexico, sometimes there's no one and nothing to [...]

By | 2017-06-02T14:00:20+00:00 September 25th, 2013|Hazardous Waste, Natural Disasters|Comments Off on Hazardous Waste in Floods