critical infrastructure News

Report: Michigan 2020 Dam Failures Were ‘Preventable’

The failure of two Michigan dams that forced evacuation of 10,000 people and destroyed 150 homes was “foreseeable and preventable,” resulting from errors and miscalculations over nearly a century, an expert panel said Wednesday. The Edenville Dam on the Tittabawassee …

Cyber Insurers Face Hefty Ukraine War-Related Claims, Despite Fine Print

LONDON –– Insurers face potential multi-billion dollar claims for cyber attacks related to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, despite policy wording designed to get them off the hook for war, industry sources say. Following the Feb. 24 attack on Ukraine and …

Russian Agents Charged With Targeting US Nuclear Plant, Saudi Oil Refinery

WASHINGTON —U.S. and British officials on Thursday accused the Russian government of running a years-long campaign to hack into critical infrastructure, including an American nuclear plant and a Saudi oil refinery. The announcement was paired with the unsealing of criminal …

Fired Tyson Boss Says COVID Office Pool Was a ‘Morale Boost’

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — One of the Tyson Foods managers fired for betting on how many workers would contract COVID-19 at an Iowa pork plant said the office pool was spontaneous fun and intended to boost morale. Don Merschbrock, …

Michigan Flood Puts Privately Owned Dams in Harsh Spotlight

The dams that breached after days of heavy rain in central Michigan are privately owned and had been the center of controversy for several years. Now Governor Gretchen Whitmer is saying these critical facilities should not be in private hands. …

Oil Companies Persuade States to Make Pipeline Protests a Felony

After protesters disrupted construction of an oil pipeline in North Dakota by chaining themselves to construction equipment and pitching tents along the route, oil and chemical companies found a way to keep it from happening again. They made it a …