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Amazing day in the field!

Did the 7 hour drive and put 7 hours of field work in, day 1.

Our 6th research visit to #EastPalestine #Ohio area has begun.


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Sulfur Run, where the chemicals first entered waterways from The Norfolk Southern #disaster is practically free of water in some places.

Some places are flowing others seemingly with stagnant pools. Image
Sheen still exudes from the Sulfur Run creek banks in places where we visited.

We did see free floating sheen (not from us disturbing) after the confluence of Sulfur Run and Leslie Run.
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#Nuked Themsleves: “They will blame #Russia as always”: a sociologist on the growth of the background #radiation in #Khmelnytsky (160 nS) | May 15
-the Russian army #destroyed the #ammunition depot -shells with #DepletedUranium were stored at the facility.…
#Finland's background #radiation normally varies between 0.05 and 0.30 #microsieverts per hour (µSv/h)
Tuomas Peltonen / Inspector general
tel. +358 975 988 508…
- #Loviisa NOW: 0.210 #microSieverts ImageImage
cc: @ ArthurM40330824
#Gamma radiation in #Khmelnytsky could actually indicate that a #DirtyBomb was stored in the warehouses.
Gamma radiation is characteristic of #enriched #uranium. Is it possible that were making "dirty bombs" at the Khmelnitsky #NPP
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10 years ago today, I experienced a bomb scene. I discovered every first aid & disaster course is incomplete. I am committed to amplifying the most-overlooked, most-important interval that could improve patient care. It is time to optimize improvised care in the #disastergap. ImageImageImage
Also called #caregap, the care within is initiated by #spontaneousresponders. Whether trained or untrained, spontaneous responders step up from within a scene itself, doing the best they can, with whatever they have available, to care for others, while experiencing scene hazards.
#SpontaneousResponders are not #firstresponders. They will not be invited to a debriefing. They also are not bystanders and may go home with scene trauma or blood on their clothes. The most overlooked group of rescuers in the most overlooked disaster interval, the #caregap.
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🟢Back to the Area 🟢 to collect follow up samples in & around #EastPalestine #Ohio. This is our team's 4th trip to the area since mid-February. Updates will be posted below.

Also looking forward to the #science & community sharing event in the coming weeks (in the works).

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Visited a home today along Sulfur Run.

It’s still contaminated.

After moving rocks, the PID read 2.1 ppm (not ppb) coming off the creek.

Background in air was 0-3 ppb
Contractors (paid by someone) seem to have left garbage in Sulfur Run. They didn’t clean up. You can’t tell me the sorbent pad is going to be used again.

Who is overseeing them?

#CareForThePeople ImageImage
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Today, at 10am EST the U.S. Senate @EPWCmte holds a hearing about the #chemicalspill #fires #disaster caused in #EastPalestine #Ohio in Room SD-406

Will officials by asked why they’re not testing for chemicals we found? Officials lack full transparency.
This isn’t a classic chemical spill. Officials set hazardous chemicals -on fire- likely creating 100s-1000s of other materials.

You have to throw the kitchen sink at the chemical screening /identification problem. They have not done that, yet.

Officials must course correct.
When you review the county drinking water well testing data they didn’t test for a number of the chemicals in the creek.

So, what was the purpose of testing? Spending that $? Telling residents water is safe?

Why did these agencies choose not to be thorough in their approach?
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В эти дни в Караганде происходит экологическая катастрофа. 4 февраля 2023 г. обрушился канализационный коллектор на Юго-Востоке (70% стока города) и его пустили в русло реки Малая Букпа. Сегодня сходил по течению, поснимал.
Тред. #Karganda #ecology #disaster
Обрушение главного городского коллектора произошло в зоне активной застройки, между старым районом "Малая Земля" (ул. Волочаевская) и Юго-Восточным массивом города. Вагончик аварийной службы стоит на старом русле Жартасского канала.
Жартасский попускной канал был создан в 80-х, его воду использовали в многоводные годы для подпитки водохранилища в Жартасе для того, чтобы поливать поля ниже по течению (Коксун и т.д.) Жители Орбиты и малой земли раньше в нём купались и даже тонули.
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Let's Start a Thread of Train Derailments/Disasters involving Toxic Chemicals in the last 2 weeks. I'm sure it's all just a coincidence. 🤔 Starts with Ohio. #OhioChemicalDisaster #intentioanal
#2 Coincidence is Houston Trail Derailment.
#houston #trainderailment Image
#3 (Coincidence) is Kissamee Florida. Not a train this time, just a huge Chemical Fire.
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If there's a govt & #NorfolkSouthern cover-up going on in #Ohio,
more concerned about water than air.

🔵 Is #EPA collecting water samples?

🔴 Chemicals of concern include not only #vinylchloride, but #phosgene gas,


Yes they blew it up. Look at that poisonous smoke plume!

WHY is the media not reporting on the train derailment disaster in #Ohio?
🔥 🤔 💧 ⚗ 🧪🤔

Let's get more citizen reporters on this. Where are residents sheltering now? Who has lost animals & what occurred? Interview those you can, etc.
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1/9 Exciting work from Simona Nitti and colleagues... good news for #space #weather forecasting/predictions and correlated #disaster #preparedness, #bioterrorism, #pandemic preparedness, #power #outages, #cybersecurity, etc.…

2/9 "#Coronal #holes (#CHs) are the source of #high-#speed #streams (#HSSs) in the #solar #wind, whose interaction with the slow solar wind creates #corotating #interaction #regions (#CIRs) in the #heliosphere."
3/9 "Whenever the CIRs hit the #Earth, they can cause #geomagnetic #storms. We develop a method to predict the strength of CIR/HSS-driven geomagnetic storms directly from #solar #observations using the CH areas and associated #magnetic #field #polarity."
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#BoJo branded '#provenliar' as Met Police issue fines over Downing Street parties -2 hrs ago
- #ScotlandYard statement confirming twenty fixed penalty notices will be issued for breaches of Covid-19 rules following lockdown-busting parties in #SesameStreet
#SesameStreet's Awards, The Worst Actor Winner.
The #UK health secretary, #Hancock #CrocodileTears | Dec 09, 2020
- “It’s been such a tough year for so many people and there’s William #Shakespeare putting it simply for everybody...
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The First Five Things To Do In An Emergency. A Thread. Every situation is different and this is a guideline. Always make sure your priority is safety for yourself first, then others. You can’t help others if you don’t take care of yourself. #Emergency #disaster #accident
Do a First Aid triage of yourself. Breathing. Bleeding. Broken.
Are you stabilized?
Can you move?
Assess the immediate situation. Take charge.
If in immediate danger, get to a safe place
What are the priorities of threats?
Call for help. Dial 911. Yell. Blow a whistle. Tap on a pipe with a piece of metal. Whatever is appropriate to the event. If you’re performing CPR, yell at someone nearby to call for help. Tell them what to say.
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#SapphireFoods #IndiaConsumption #DEVIL #InTheDetail #2QFY23 #DISASTER
Consol Revenues +36% YoY
Store Count (2 Quarter Moving Avg): 37% YoY
Which Explains why .... AVERAGE DAILY SALES per store (₹ ‘000) has been FLAT YoY !! (CHART)
(1) Anecdotally Restaurants & QSRs (& FMCG) have raised prices by 15-20% YoY due to inflation
(2) Share of DINE-IN has increased from 33% (KFC) & 23% (PH) to 44% (KFC)/38% (PH) => people spend more/head in DINE-IN due to refreshments & desert
So Ideally on account of INFLATION ... say 12-15% and higher Share of Dine-in ...Say 20% higher Ticket size per head on 11-15% higher Incremental Dine-in Share...

Across Channels, Avg Ticket per Meal should be higher by atleast 12 to 15% (inflation) PLUS 20% * (avg of 11 & 15%)
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1/Thinking of #trees #peat #carbon and #nature and #fires. When are Victorians (without hysterics @theage ) to be made fully aware of the State #auslaws over fines in State Parks for picking up a rock, walking off track and so on. @DanielAndrewsMP/2
2/As it is now there are hundreds of shooting licensed people walking off track. Hundreds of thousands of feral deer, xrabbits,x pigs (latter two a food, anti #poverty source that cannot be culled by shooters) already damaging #native wildlife.Protecting #Indigenous locations/3
3/ @DanielAndrewsMP is key but to lock up (by fines) large areas is #segregation and discrimination. To lock up but then ok if you pay — is a cynical misuse of power. It would be good to hear from #Indigenous Victoria as we already know the value of the birthing trees was/4
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Estimated truth:

Actual sales - 160 crore * 40% = 64 crore
Minus 60 - 70 crore additional last min promo expense

Overall, a zero sum game at best
The very fact that they are creating special designer posters to convince of sales is so laughable

Reminds of #ChorKiDadhi proverb
Though we feel it will still be a very profitable film because there seems no way that actual costs could be 410 crores.

Ranbeer is also co-producer. Another producer Namit has own visual effects company.

So a sasta gharelu scheme.
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One year anniversary!
It started with a huge loss and ended with a huge loss for me. In btw I helped more than 450 families with food packages, few with medicine and other stuff. Just today, I provided meals to more than 350 people. Take part by donating:…
Packing the food. In my neighborhood more than 200 houses are damaged. People are affected a lot. So much losses incurred. People need help not only with food items but in rebuilding their houses. I will do my part as long as I can. I need your contributions. #Afghanistan
Together with my team, we delivered food to families who were gravely impacted by the flood. I remain hopeful that with your contributions, I will be able to help them more and lessen their pain and grief. Plz donate and share the campaign link with anyone who can help.
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Thread 1/9 #crisiscom
🚨 Increase in natural #disasters due to climate change in the past few years. 🚨
Time to talk about #emergencymanagement and #crisiscommunication! #aThread Source: https://www.munichr...
2/9 A natural #disaster is a disruption of #society. Time to take action, emergency management! 🦸‍♀️🦸‍♂️
3/9 There are scenarios that will increasingly affect #Germany and #Europe!
🔥 Wildfires
🌪️ Storms or hurricanes
☀️ Droughts
🌊 Floods
🌍 Earthquakes
🌋 Volcanic eruptions
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Mangroves are natures own disaster manager. Just 13 seconds to understand how it protects us from Tsunami, Cyclones & storms. Today is #MangrovesDay.
Above video is by courtesy of Dutch research institute Deltares. But how Mangroves protect us from these disasters. Here is a thread.

Mangrove forest after a cyclone. The line of defense after a cyclone.
#Mangrove; not only home for various species but also buffer against #Disaster. Tropical country like India, with densely populated 7500 km long coastline, will be effected by cyclones more due to #ClimateChange. Salt tolerant species acts as a shield. Reposting my old tweets.
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Random: figured out you can't easily buy a new Honda inverter #generator in California (no retailers will ship one into California). Not sure if this is supply chain, Honda getting ahead of CARB rules, or what. (California is banning non, zero-emissions small engines soon).
The CA ban is for a good reason (they are very polluting), but it makes for difficulty in #disaster #preparation (solar is great, but not nearly as capable of powering a large amount of equipment)…
You *CAN* still buy generators in California, just not Honda, so some mystery there. (I'm specifically looking at the Honda due to RF/noise/reliability, will be converting it to run off propane & natural gas). There are cheaper multi-fuel generators you can buy, though.
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1. Hello Radix’ers, @akgungor_c here. I’m glad to be with you this week. It will be a pleasure for me to post here. My thing is to generate and “mobilize” information & knowledge to assist organizations and communities with respect to emergencies & disasters.
2. An eternity ago, I defended a Ph.D. thesis in political science in which I had mainly focused on #disaster and #sociopolitical #change. At that time, I thought I would not spend a single more minute on that text but instead leave it to collect dust in the French archives.
3. And after I walked away from academia, I literally forgot about it for a long period, until a couple of years ago. In fact, I’m catching myself -more and more- thinking about some of the conclusions I had drawn back then.
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We need more of this - much more of this from the international community before the air bridges & resupply routes are severed.

@GOVUK what assets are being deployed to #StandWithUkraine
Needs more of these also

Reports of Netherlands also dispatching 200 Stinger Missile to #StandWithUkraine
Now Germany subscribes to send 1000 anti-tank & 500 stingers

#Russians pls you-have to stand down and get they boys & girls back home. This is a war which can’t be won as the world #StandWithUkriane
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Tonga Navy appears to have just reached the island of #Nomuka
This ship (the only one transmitting satellite AIS data) came from Nuku'afola this morning, when officials said they would be sending the Tonga Navy to the outer islands.
Found this video I had missed earlier from this location (FB Live... shot just as the seas were retreating. Hope this person made it up a hill, what was coming as likely worse)
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Postdisaster msg from HRH Princess Latufuipeka (daughter of King Tupou VI & #Tonga’s High Comm to 🇦🇺). Focus on gratitude, faith &taking refuge in God. This type of reaction overwhelmingly present on Tongan social media atm. Not what you’d usually get elsewhere,but consider (1/4)
#Tonga is one of the most vulnerable countries in the entire world to natural #disasters & climate change. In less than 4yrs it has weathered 2 max strength (Category 5) cyclones, a pandemic and a 1 in 1000yr volcanic eruption + resultant earthquake & #tsunami. (2/4)
And each time, people pick up & carry on. Often with humour & while singing a hymn! I’m no expert but I would think being grateful/positive, having a form of faith & relying on each other as a community helps ease the otherwise depressing mental effects of so much trauma. (3/4)
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प्रकृति: रक्षति रक्षिता ! Mangrove forest after a cyclone. The line of defense after a cyclone.
#Mangrove; not only home for various species but also a tool against #Disaster. Tropical country like India, with densely populated 7500 km long coastline, will be effected by cyclones more due to #ClimateChange. This salt tolerant species acts as a shield against cyclones. 2/n
So how it works. Reposting my old tweets. Mangroves create a maze & dense habitat. With species which are salt tolerant & special adaptations. They act like buffer & consume the winds & energy. So after passing the storms get dampen. 3/n
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THREAD: Individuals with access and functional needs (#AFN), such as adults with #disabilities, may have additional needs that must be considered in planning for, responding to, and recovering from a #disaster or public health emergency. This guide from:…
C = #Communication
Individuals with communication needs may speak American Sign Language (#ASL), have limited English proficiency (#LEP), use braille print or use other auxiliary aids and devices to communicate or navigate their environment...
C = #Communication (continued)...These individuals may have limited ability to hear announcements, see signs, understand messages, or verbalize their concerns. Planning for these needs ahead of a #disaster or emergency is crucial.
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