PEPCON disaster

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  • An Exploration Of The Pepcon Disaster And Its Aftermath

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    An Exploration of the PEPCON Disaster And Its Aftermath What began as normal repair work at the Pacific Engineering and Production Company of Nevada (PEPCON) in May of 1988, resulted in devastation. PEPCON was one of two manufacturing facilities of Ammonium Perchlorate (AP), located in Clark County, NV, approximately 10 miles southeast of downtown Las Vegas (Lilley, 2012). AP is an oxidizer that when combined with aluminum makes the base for solid-state rocket fuel (Dunbar, 2006). Due to the

  • Crisis Response Time for American Red Cross Essay

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    (1) Since the writing of this case, the American Red Cross (ARC) is on record as having conceptually addressed its infrastructure and operational hurdles. However, very few strides have been made to reverse stakeholder perception crisis response time, relief dispatch strategies, and the ethical dilemmas plaguing the organization. Governmental mandates that streamlined the board and that established accounting /reporting parameters have done little to modify the organizations operational culture.

  • Doctors without Borders International

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    TYPE A PROJECT--MSF is a neutral and impartial humanitarian organization that aims first and foremost to provide high-quality medical care to the people who need it the most. It does not promote the agenda of any country, political party, or religious faith, and, as such, endeavors to communicate its history, background, and capabilities to all parties in a given situation so that it may gain the necessary access to populations in need..On any given day, more than 30,000 doctors, nurses, logisticians

  • Manmade Disasters and Insurance Coverage

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    The problem at hand is the mitigation of man-made disasters, and the lessening affect on humanity by natural disasters. Many man-made disasters are instigated by a natural disaster that a population is well aware of, yet they choose to ignore the risk because they are not personally involved or think it will not happen to them. Up to now the alternatives have basically focused on remediation by the government after the fact. Somehow we have come to believe that if we build our house on a sandbar

  • Class Inequality Impacted Individuals On The Lower End Of The Scale

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    good day, so what happens when disaster strikes? They are unprepared, have a harder time recovering, and their risk and devastation are increased in the disaster. Class inequality impacts individuals on the lower end of the scale. They have less access to resources to prepare themselves before the disaster strikes, and after disaster strikes they have even less resources to recover with. Lower class individuals are also at a higher risk of devastation during a disaster because they cannot always escape

  • Database Security, Recovery And Emergency

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    Database Management Security, recovery and emergency Introduction As indicated by The Catholic Charities USA Disaster Response report “almost 70 percent of respondents don 't have adequate measures set up to guarantee they would have the capacity to recoup in the case of a Disaster” Securing data of organization is something which should be thought during and after disaster . The need to secure the database emerge as a result of different reasons, some of which incorporate shielding the

  • Rhetorical Analysis on Energy Disaster

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    In Michael T. Klare’s “The Coming Era of Energy Disasters,” he seems to focus on the major risks off shore drilling the causes and the effect on the environment. The overall argument conveys that unless the oil industry and the consumer take an alternative route to dangerous oil drilling “more such calamities are destined to occur” (Klare 1). Klare is very vocal in criticizing of the BP executives concerning the Deepwater Horizon disaster. He proceeds to state the fact the chief executives

  • The Emergency Management Profession

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    The emergency management profession has developed the concept of the disaster cycle as a basis for disaster management. The disaster cycle has four distinct yet interrelated phases: Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery. The concept of the cycle implies an ongoing process in which communities, businesses, and individuals plan for and reduce potential disaster losses. Historically, emergency management programs have focused heavily on the preparedness and response phases, leaving limited

  • Bp : The Spill Of The Gulf Of Mexico

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    well-established mega giant never considered the chance of having a blast at an operating site. On the bright side, due to this incident and similar others, numerous organizations have been formulating and establishing emergency or disaster plans and policies to respond to a variety of disaster scenarios. Thus, suggesting that contingency planning is imperative for an organization in the long run in order to avoid massive instant loss since there

  • How to Respond to Major Natural Disasters by Remote Sensing

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    How to respond to major natural disaster by using Remote Sensing  Introduction The increasingly frequent disasters in the world are damaging people’s property and security. Moreover, the catastrophes bring massive negative effects on the development of society. In the meanwhile, it is impossible to obtain the accurate data of disaster areas by traditional observations or detection modes. Though natural disaster is a tough problem to human beings, remote sensing (RS) could help people better deal