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2009-06-10 07:00:00

TORONTO, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Dyadem today announced that the Public Works Division of Bexar County, Texas, has selected Dyadem's RiskSafe software to help evaluate its operational risks. Dyadem's software will allow Bexar County Public Works to standardize its method of conducting job safety testing, which will help identify and reduce employee-related risks and track for continuous improvement. The Dyadem software platform allows Bexar County Public Works to create a safer work...

2008-07-20 03:00:00

By Schumacher, Paul J Kuchler, Deborah D I. INTRODUCTION Many small manufacturing clients falsely assume that major catastrophic events happen to industrial giants. To the contrary, many of the catastrophic chemical accidents occur at relatively small facilities. Perhaps due to this misconception, or for other unknown reasons, the level of knowledge and preparation varies from client to client and is typically dependent on the size of production. A catastrophic explosion, fire or release...

2006-08-29 09:19:16

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.4 undersea earthquake struck Indonesia's Moluccas islands on Tuesday and there was a possibility of a tsunami, an official at the meteorological agency said. "There is a possibility of a tsunami, but until now we have not received a report that it has happened," Fauzi, head seismologist at the agency, told Reuters.

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2006-05-17 07:30:00

EWA BEACH, Hawaii -- Dozens of Pacific-rim nations joined the first widespread test of a tsunami-warning system since killer waves in the Indian Ocean claimed more than 200,000. During the drill, earthquakes continued to shake the geologically unstable region. As the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Ewa Beach sent out bulletins warning of fictitious waves to more than 30 countries, participating governments tested how fast they receive the warnings and how rapidly they went through domestic...

2006-05-16 09:19:36

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A major earthquake struck under the Pacific Ocean about 1,200 km (750 miles) north of New Zealand on Tuesday, but no damage was expected, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the earthquake was not expected to trigger a major tsunami, but could result in a smaller one within 100 km of the epicenter. The magnitude 7.4 quake struck at 10:39 p.m. (1039 GMT/6:39 EDT) about 90 miles beneath the sea bed about 180 miles southwest...

2005-12-26 03:49:05

By Tomi Soetjipto ULEE LHEUE, Indonesia (Reuters) - Yasrati's 13-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son have been missing since the tsunami swept across her village in the Indonesian province of Aceh, yet she clings to the hope they somehow survived. As mourners across the world gathered along ravaged Indian Ocean coastlines on Monday to remember some 230,000 people dead or missing in the tsunami, Yasrati, 38, placed an advertisement in a local paper in search of her missing children....

2005-12-15 00:05:00

By Bill Tarrant BANDA ACEH -- One moment Sartinah Fatar is painting her lovely new traditional Acehnese house, chattering happily to her husband. The next she's in tears recalling the day the sea roared in and snatched away her mother and two children. Remember. Rebuild. It's the slogan of the Indonesian reconstruction agency, set up after the December 26 tsunami killed 231,452 people around the Indian Ocean rim, most of them in Aceh. Sartinah and hundreds of thousands of other tsunami...

2005-10-20 07:17:46

By Bill Tarrant LAMTEUNGOH, Indonesia (Reuters) - Putri's baby is big. At 8.8 lb, baby Angi is, in fact, huge by the natal standards of Indonesia -- all the more remarkable since her mother has been living in a grim tsunami survivors' camp throughout her pregnancy. Born September 23, Angi is the first known baby conceived and born after the December 26th tsunami that killed more than 170,000 people and left half a million homeless in Indonesia's Aceh province on the tip of northern...

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2005-09-26 08:55:00

MEULABOH, Indonesia -- From atop the coconut tree where he fled to escape the onrushing water, Muhammad Yacob watched the tsunami turn his rice paddy into a briny, debris-strewn swamp. Nine months later, Yacob and his wife are harvesting their best-ever crop - despite fears that salt water had poisoned the land. "The sea water turned out to be a great fertilizer," said Yacob, 66, during a break from scything the green shoots and laying them in bunches on the stubble. "We are looking at...

2005-08-09 05:37:29

HONOLULU (AP) -- Planting trees and bushy plants between buildings and the ocean helped to lessen the impact of the waves when the Dec. 26 killer tsunami struck in the Maldives Islands, University of Hawaii researchers said. Planting pandanus (hala) trees and plants such as hibiscus, which are less intrusive than mangrove, is among the observations contained in a study by Barbara Keating and Charles Helsley published in the online "Science of Tsunami Hazards" journal. "They do a really good...