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ND Pipeline Project Needs EIS

The Trump administration needs to go back and study the Dakota Access Pipeline’s effects on the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other Indigenous peoples near Lake Oahe in North Dakota and South Dakota, a federal judge ruled. The judge said in his ruling …

ND Oil Spill Reaches Creek

Just about 420 gallons of crude oil spilled from a pipeline in McKenzie County and reached a creek there, state officials said. The spill occurred Friday on a line about 17 miles southwest of Watford City, said officials at the North Dakota Department …

BD Handles Pyxis System Hole

Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) has a mitigation and compensating controls for a protection mechanism failure in its Pyxis MedStation and Pyxis Anesthesia (PAS) ES System, according to a report with CISA. The affected BD medical devices utilize a me …

Hirschmann Fixes Buffer Overflow

Hirschmann Automation and Control GmbH, a division of Belden Inc., has an update and a workaround to handle a classic buffer overflow in its HiOS and HiSecOS, according to a report with CISA. Successful exploitation of this remotely exploitable vulnera …

Mitsubishi Plan to Handle MELSEC Hole

Mitsubishi Electric has a suggested plan for how users can handle an uncontrolled resource consumption vulnerability in its MELSEC, according to a report with CISA. Successful exploitation of this remotely exploitable vulnerability, discovered by Rongk …

NRC OKs Uranium Conversion Facility Renewal

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has renewed the operating license of Honeywell International’s uranium conversion plant in Metropolis, IL, for an additional 40 years. The new license expires March 24, 2060. Uranium conversion is an important step in …

Oklo Applies for Idaho Fast Reactor

Oklo Power LLC applied for a license to build and operate the company’s Aurora compact fast reactor in Idaho, federal officials said. Oklo filed the application March 11, seeking Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approval of an advanced reactor coole …

Door Maker Faces Safety Fines

Assura Windows and Doors LLC is facing $162,688 in fines for exposing employees to amputation, noise, struck-by and other safety and health hazards at the Pompano Beach, Florida, manufacturing facility, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Chemical Production Dropped in Settlement

A Belding, MI, manufacturer won’t be allowed to produce a chemical that twice caused gas clouds and a dumpster fire in the city last summer.

Worker Killed at AL Metal Plant

One worker is dead after an industrial incident at DC Alabama on Ohio Ferro Road, according to officials.

ABLOY Launches Channel Partner Program

ABLOY USA introduced a Channel Partner Program designed to help security integrators expand their product solutions in critical infrastructure markets. The implementation of this program follows the March 17 global launch of ABLOY BEAT, a locking solut …

Quantum Expands Video, Physical Security

Quantum Corp. launched product lines and capabilities that expand its video surveillance and physical security product portfolio.The offerings include a new line of network video recording servers, and a new line of servers for building management syst …

Accurately Predicting a Reactor’s Behavior

A software package 10 years in the making can predict the behavior of nuclear reactors’ cores with accuracy is now being licensed commercially. The Virtual Environment for Reactor Applications (VERA) is a set of tools developed by the U.S. Department o …

Looking to Strengthen Stadium Cybersecurity

Someone pulled a fire alarm during the February 2018 school shooting in Parkland, Florida, which caused more students to move into the hallways to congregate and allowed the killers to shoot at more students and teachers resulting in 17 deaths. Upon le …

Coronavirus Phishing Attacks on Rise: Report

Coronavirus Phishing Attacks on Rise: Report While this should not be a big surprise, but there is a growing number of new coronavirus-themed phishing scams that use fake business logistics emails to infect organizations that sell goods, researchers said. In one case, an email informs the recipient of a postponed order, due to the coronavirus, but in fact contains a spyware Trojan, said researchers at Kaspersky.

COVID-19: VPN Growth Skyrockets

A business virtual private network (VPN) will be an integral part of people conducting work from home as more employees engage in shelter-in-place while still conducting daily business operations. This network allows users to securely connect to corpor …

Shipping Firm Fined for Oily Discharge

Unix Line PTE Ltd., a Singapore-based shipping company, that pleaded guilty late last month to dumping oily bilge water in the ocean received a sentence last Friday to pay a fine of $1. 65 million and end up on probation for four years, and must implem …

Considerations in Choosing a Defendable Safety System Architecture

Choices for SIS and BPCS architecture impact the life of the process and productivity of personnel Editor’s Note: Faced with designing and implementing both a safety instrumented system (SIS) and a basic process control system (BPCS), project team lead …

Russian-Based Hacker Platform Taken Down

A Russian-based cyber platform known as DEER.IO was shut down by the FBI Tuesday, and its suspected administrator, Kirill Victorovich Firsov, is now facing charges with crimes related to the hacking of U.S. companies for customers’ personal information …

Concrete Factory Faces Safety Fines

St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands-based High Quality Concrete is facing $90,217 in fines for crushing and other hazards following an employee fatality on Sept. 6, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA cited the c …

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