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RiskBusiness Releases New Risk Taxonomy (8/26/14, RiskBusiness International Limited)


AstaZero–the World's First Full-scale Test Environment for Future Road Safety–Is Being Inaugurated Today (8/21/14, Chalmers University of Technology); also see


Energy Department Invests $67 Million to Advanced Nuclear Technology (8/20/14, U.S. Department of Energy)


A New Look at What’s in “Fracking” Fluids Raises Red Flags (8/13/14, American Chemical Society)


Rooting Out Skin Creams That Contain Toxic Mercury (8/13/14, American Chemical Society)


Energy Department Conditionally Authorizes Oregon LNG to Export Liquefied Natural Gas (7/31/14, U.S. Department of Energy)


WHO Director-General, West African Presidents to Launch Intensified Ebola Outbreak Response Plan (7/31/14, World Health Organization)


Egg Storage Times: EFSA Assesses Public Health Risks (7/31/14, European Food Safety Authority)


Strong, Positive Safety Culture in Chemical Labs Requires Support from All Levels Within Research Institutions (7/31/14, National Academy of Sciences); read full report Safe Science: Promoting a Culture of Safety in Academic Chemical Research (2014)


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Animal Agriculture and Food Safety Risk Analysis and Disease Modeling Course, September 15–26, 2014, at the Royal Veterinary College campus, Camden, London, UK, will be delivered jointly by EpiX Analytics and the Royal Veterinary College's Veterinary Epidemiology, Economics and Public Health Group. Read more. (posted 8/13/14)


Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis 2014 Conference and Meeting: Advancing the Policy Frontier, March 19–20, 2015, at The Marvin Center at George Washington University, Washington, D.C. See call for presentations and workshop proposals, due October 17, 2014. Go to the conference web site at (posted 8/13/14)


Handbook of Small Modular Nuclear Reactors - Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy 64, by Mario D. Carelli and Dan T. Ingersoll, has been published and is now available for purchase through Amazon. Small modular reactors (SMRs) are an advanced, safe type of nuclear reactor technology that are suitable for small- and medium-sized applications, including power and heat generation. In particular, their use as individual units or in combination to scale-up capacity offers benefits in terms of siting, installation, operation, lifecycle and economics, compared to the development of a larger nuclear plant for centralized electricity power grids. Interest has increased in the research and development of SMRs for developing countries and such additional cogeneration options as industrial/chemical process heat, desalination and district heating, and hydrogen production. This book reviews key issues in SMR development, as well as international research and development in the field. Read this flyer for additional information on the handbook and ordering it. (posted 3/31/14; updated 8/13/14)


Terracon: Consulting Engineers and Scientists is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to its clients. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental consulting,  facilities engineering, geotechnical engineering, and materials. Read more. (posted 7/24/14)


Quant Risk Management Congress 2014, October 7–8, 2014, London, UK, with a pre-congress Model Risk Management Masterclass available on October 6. Read more. Also see sister event, Quant Risk Americas 2014, October 28–29, 2014, New York City, with pre-event masterclasses on October 27. (posted 7/9/14)


Risk Analysis Program of the Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN) Registering Now for New Fall and Winter Courses. Links to classroom and online courses are listed in RiskWorldʼs events calendar, starting with September. (posted 6/25/14)


Harmattan Risk, formerly Harmattan Associates, has a new web site to accompany its new label. Founded in 2006 and based in London, UK, the firm remains a specialist advisory in the area of socio-political risksame people, same but more defined rationale. Read more. (posted 6/22/14)


International Conference on Safety & Reliability of Ship, Offshore & Subsea Structures, August 18–20, 2014, in Glasgow, United Kingdom, organized by ASRANet Ltd. Read more. (posted 10/21/13, updated 1/2/14)


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