PRIMA RiskWatch
Nov. 24, 2009

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  • Associate in Risk Management 55-Risk Control
  • Associate in Risk Management 56-Risk Financing
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    Study finds quake risk at Los Alamos, N.M.
    Los Angeles Times
    A big earthquake and resultant fire could trigger potentially deadly releases of radioactive materials from Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico due to "major deficiencies" in the nuclear weapons lab's safety planning, federal safety experts warned.More

    Judge explains reason for suspending work program
    Jackson County Floridan
    County Judge Woody Hatcher, of Jackson County, Fla., says reports of poor supervision and concerns about security risks were among the reasons he recently suspended the public works program for the inmates he sentences.More

    Sarasota, Fla., police chief suspended, officer fired in wake of jail scandal
    Tampa Bay Online
    Juan Perez was arrested on a charge of disorderly intoxication. His arrest was caught on video by two surveillance cameras at the Sarasota County Jail in Florida. The video shows Perez wiggling his way out of Officer Christopher Childers' cruiser. Perez, who was handcuffed behind his back, appeared to hit the pavement with his face. The officer then kicked Perez twice as he attempted to stand up. Moments later, the officer puts his foot on Perez's back to detain Perez until he was escorted into the facility.More

    'Alice in Blunderland' as United Kingdom council scrap event
    Daily Echo
    The plug has been pulled on the ironically named Alice in Winter Wonderland festival in the New Forest, U.K.,  after council safety chiefs said it was too dangerous unless the whole event was flooded with light. They feared they could be sued if anyone had an accident as they enjoyed the event that would have been lit by Christmas fairy lights.More

    Securing the 2012 Olympics
    Physical and IT security plans are well underway for the London games in 2012, but could reputational damage be the real risk? Stephen Pritchard talks to David Blunkett to determine what the real cyberrisks are, and how to control them.More

    FEMA changing 100-year flood levels
    Hastings Star Gazette
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency is in the process of changing the 100-year flood elevation levels in Dakota and Washington counties of Minnesota, but Hastings Planning Director John Hinzman doesn't think the changes will be too drastic here, and that it's looking like FEMA is going to take land out of the floodplain, as opposed to adding new land to it.More

    Texas Department of Public Safety issues grave warning to parents
    The Dallas Morning News
    The Texas Department of Public Safety is warning parents across the state that violent Mexican cartels and transnational gangs are actively recruiting Texas youngsters in schools and communities.More

    FEMA gives a lesson in epidemic readiness
    Albany Democrat-Herald
    Linn County Public Health Director Frank Moore was one of nearly 40 people from throughout Oregon who took part in a three-day emergency management program taught by staff from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Fort Noble, Ala. The program culminated with a role-playing exercise in which participants used the information they had learned to work through a pandemic and get real-time feedback from the instructors.More