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Storm victims, in cleanup, face rise in injuries and illness

From the New York Times: Day and night, victims of Hurricane Sandy have been streaming into ad hoc emergency rooms and relief centers, like the MASH-type medical unit on an athletic field in Long Beach, and the warming tent in … Continue reading

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National Library of Medicine releases “SuperStorm” Sandy web page

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) has developed a list of health information resources which can now be found on the “SuperStorm” Sandy web page.  This page provides links to overviews, state specific sites, … Continue reading

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Still interested in information on the disaster in Japan in 2011?

Check out jdarchive.org, a project of the Internet Archive, Harvard’s Reischauer Institute, the Library of Congress and many organizations in Japan, that collects and organizes the masses of information generated around the world by the events of March 2011 and … Continue reading

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Crisis standards of care – Disaster response

Just out from the National Academies Press is Crisis Standards of Care: A Systems Framework for Catastrophic Disaster Response. Catastrophic disasters occurring in 2011 in the United States and worldwide–from the tornado in Joplin, Missouri, to the earthquake and tsunami … Continue reading

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Lecture – The Fukushima Disaster: Law, Politics, and Compensation in Japan

Eric Feldman, Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania, will speak today on the compensation committee set up by the Japanese government in the wake of the devastating earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear power plant destruction last year. The March … Continue reading

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