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Intel Brief — September 2015

One dead, thousands without power after storms. A Wood Dale, Illinois official reported August 3 that 1 person was killed and 20 others injured at the annual Prairie Fest after a tent collapsed due to a sudden storm that brought high winds, hail, and rain, August 2. About 17,900 people were without power August 3, […]

Intel Brief — August 2015

City of Topeka leak causes 55,000 gallons of raw sewage to spill into Kansas River. Crews were working to repair and re-route the flow of the pipe after a sanitary sewer main leaked July 21 and caused 55,000 gallons of raw sewage to spill into the Kansas River in northeast Topeka. The cause of the […]

Intel Brief – July 2015

OSHA finds workers again exposed to safety and health hazards at Camden, New Jersey, warehouse. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Camden-based Magnetic Metals Corp., with 15 violations that involve not placing devices on machinery to prevent the sudden startup or movement of equipment during service and maintenance. Proposed penalties total $53,900. ……………………………………………………………………….. Suspect […]

Intel Brief – June 2015

California governor orders aggressive greenhouse gas cuts by 2030. The governor of California issued an executive order April 29 to cut greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent in the state by 2030 in order to help address the growing threat of climate change. The order will require reductions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases from sectors including agriculture, […]

Intel Brief May 2015

Water main break closes lanes of Richmond Highway. A 14-inch water main break at U.S. Route 1/Richmond Highway and Wyngate Court in the Woodlawn area of Fairfax County closed the highway in both directions for three hours April 7 before one lane of traffic was reopened in each direction. Crews cut off water service in […]