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Intel Briefing – May 2013

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Pipeline diesel still missing, though less than previously thought.
Officials reported that Chevron still cannot account for thousands of gallons of diesel fuel that leaked from a March 18 pipeline spill at the Great Salt Lake. Estimated projections of how much diesel leaked were reduced to 21,000 gallons while cleanup efforts continued as authorities worked towards reopening the Willard Bay North Marina and Park by early June.

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Pilot’s texting contributed to fatal copter crash, NTSB says.
Federal accident investigators approved a safety measure cautioning all pilots against using cellphones and other distracting devices during critical operations after the National Transportation Safety Board investigated a fatal August 2011 medical helicopter crash in Missouri in which texting was implicated.

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Sticky situation: 20,000 gallons of gluelike liquid spill on I-5.
More than 20,000 gallons of a glue-like substance spilled onto the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 near Federal Way after a semi-truck crashed into a disabled minivan, leaving one person from the minivan in critical condition. The spillage forced the closure of three lanes on Interstate 5 for hours, backing up traffic for miles.

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Hijacking airplanes with an Android phone.
A security consultant from n.runs AG in Germany demonstrated the ability to take complete control of commercial aircraft by taking advantage of two new technologies and by creating an exploit framework (SIMON) and an Android app (PlaneSploit) that delivers attack messages to an aircraft’s Flight Management Systems.

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