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Growing Vulnerability: Facing Natural Hazard-Related Environmental Liability

Posted on November 01, 2015 by Nicholas Santella

  NJ Municipalities: Official Publication of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities – November 2015 Worsening natural hazards are resulting in increased environmental liability. This article discusses how local governments can take common sense steps to limit their risk. Link: http://njmmagazine.org/issues/2015/2015-11/ PDF: Click here to open Share This:

Vulnerability Assessment of Hazardous Materials Installations in Coastal Delaware

Posted on January 01, 2014 by Nicholas Santella

2014 This report presents an assessment of the vulnerability of hazardous materials installations in Delaware to sea level rise. Not publicly available. Please contact nsanatella@bstiweb.com for more information. This publication is the combined effort of our BSTI people along with various other groups. Through collaboration, we are able to enrich the world with knowledge that… Read More

High-mass, Four-planet Configurations for HR 8799: Constraining the Orbital Inclination and Age of the System

Posted on July 24, 2012 by Nora Pearse

The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 755, Number 1 – July 2012   Authors: Jeffrey J. Sudol West Chester University of Pennsylvania, jsudol@wcupa.edu Nader Haghighipour University of Hawaii at Manoa   With Special Thanks to undergraduate students at West Chester University, including:   After the discovery of the fourth planet within the planetary system orbiting HR 8799,… Read More

Atmospheric Variability and Emissions of Halogenated Trace Gases Near New York City

Posted on January 01, 2012 by Nicholas Santella

Atmospheric Environment – 2012 A study of atmospheric concentrations of manmade halogenated gasses was conducted in the NYC region. The information was used to quantify decreasing emissions of these gasses in the area and to demonstrate the regional transport of air masses impacted by urban emissions. Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1352231011009447 PDF: Click here to open This publication is… Read More

Analysis of Hazardous Material Releases Due to Natural Hazards in the U.S.

Posted on January 01, 2012 by Nicholas Santella

Disasters – 2012 Natural hazards were the cause of over 16,600 hazardous material releases from 1990 to 2008. This analysis discusses the various occurrences of conjoint natural and technological incidents (natechs) and the significance of such data for future prevention. Link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-7717.2012.01272.x/abstract PDF: Click here to open This publication is the combined effort of our BSTI people… Read More

Empirical Estimation of the Conditional Probability of Natech Events Within the United States

Posted on January 01, 2011 by Nicholas Santella

Risk Analysis – 2011 A study that estimated the probability of accidental releases of hazardous materials during hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes and floods from a population of historic events. This data can be used to estimate the number of releases likely to occur during future natural hazard scenarios. Link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1539-6924.2010.01561.x/full PDF: Click here to open This publication is… Read More

Accidental Releases of Hazardous Materials and Relevance to Terrorist Threats at Industrial Facilities

Posted on January 01, 2011 by Nicholas Santella

Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management – 2011 A series of case studies were analyzed to illustrate the parallels between hazardous material risks associated with natural disasters and terrorism. Link: http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/jhsem.2011.8.issue-1/1547-7355.1809/1547-7355.1809.xml PDF: Click here to open This publication is the combined effort of our BSTI people along with various other groups. Through collaboration, we are able… Read More

Baton Rouge Post-Katrina: The Role of Critical Infrastructure Modeling in Promoting Resilience

Posted on January 01, 2011 by Nicholas Santella

Homeland Security Affairs – 2011 Infrastructure performance data was used to explain why different systems in Baton Rouge proved resilient and how planning can increase critical infrastructure resilience. Link: https://www.hsaj.org/articles/58 This publication is the combined effort of our BSTI people along with various other groups. Through collaboration, we are able to enrich the world with knowledge… Read More

Accidental Hazardous Material Releases with Human Impacts in the United States: Exploration of Geographical Distribution and Temporal Trends

Posted on September 01, 2010 by Nicholas Santella

JOEM – September 2010 National Response Center reports between 1990 and 2008 were reviewed to identify releases with fatalities, injuries and evacuations, correcting for data quality issues identified in previous studies. Injuries from releases of chemicals at fixed facilities and natural gas from pipelines were found to have decreased whereas evacuations from petroleum releases at… Read More

Petroleum and Hazardous Material Releases from Industrial Facilities Associated with Hurricane Katrina

Posted on March 01, 2010 by Nicholas Santella

Risk Analysis – March 2010 Information about the frequency, causes and effects of accidental releases during Katrina was analyzed to better understand risk from future hurricanes. Link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1539-6924.2010.01390.x/full PDF: Click here to open This publication is the combined effort of our BSTI people along with various other groups. Through collaboration, we are able to enrich the world… Read More

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