Natural Gas Pipelines
There are about 3 million miles of natural gas pipelines in the U.S. linking production and storage sites with consumers. Within this network, there are nearly 500 natural gas pipeline incidents per year including explosions, fires, and leaks that lead to loss of life, injury, and property damage.
Severe Winter Weather
Severe Winter Weather often involves cold temperatures, icy roads, utility power failures, loss of Internet and other services, and can be sufficiently impactful to cause personal injuries or loss of life, significant crop or other property damage, and/or disruption to commerce or transportation.
Brownfields - Hazards You May Never Have Heard Of
Brownfields are often abandoned or unused property that might be contaminated. Although they can be dangerous to your health and bad for nearby property values when cleaned up and redeveloped they have the potential to become a community asset.
A nuclear power plant is a thermal power generator that produces electricity by splitting atoms to create steam which is then used to power up steam turbines. Statistically, nuclear power plants are extremely safe, but there have been incidences where various malfunctions led to serious problems.
Drought - A Disaster Unfolding Over Time
Drought is a lack of precipitation that results in a water shortage. In the US, drought is the second most costly form of natural disaster and can have far-reaching health and safety consequences including reduced air quality, reduced quantity and quality of water, and an increased risk of...