Sunday, March 5, 2023

Short Takes – 3-5-23

Strengthen the security of physical, digital infrastructure. article. Pull quote: “As technology continues to advance, threats are everywhere and anywhere and can happen at any time. Any breach impacts your business financially and can jeopardize the well-being of employees and customers. Taking time to think about your security plans, both physical and digital, can make a difference in keeping your facilities and data safe.”

Biden Administration’s National Security Memorandum to Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism and Advance Nuclear and Radioactive Material Security. DHS.Gov fact sheet. Pull quote: “DHS implements the NSM’s [National Security Memorandum 19] objectives, which address all stages of WMD terrorism from terrorist acquisition of WMD materials through use in an attack. DHS capabilities help ensure the nation is postured to prevent, mitigate, and respond to the full spectrum of WMD threats, whether chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear.”

INSIGHT: US chemicals policy goals target Superfund taxes, tariffs, rail. article. NACD legislative agenda. Pull quote: “The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) programme is up for re-authorisation, and the NACD would like the US to approve it before it expires on 27 July 2023.”

Ohio Train Derailment, Toxic Chemical Spill Renews Fears Over Canada-U.S. Rail Safety. article. Wide ranging article. Pull quote: “And while no one was seriously hurt during the derailment nor its immediate aftermath, state officials opened a special health assessment clinic in East Palestine last week. The clinic includes toxicologists and mental health professionals to help the many locals who have experienced nausea, vomiting, nose bleeds, and headaches, plus mental distress from the incident.”

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