Posts tagged Emergency Preparedness
Preparing for Cascadia: Fueling Communities From the Ocean?

The Pacific Northwest Region’s fuel infrastructure will be destroyed in the aftermath of a 9.0 Cascadia earthquake and tsunami. The Oregon Department of Energy’s role is to work with the federal government, the military, and the petroleum industry to establish new temporary bulk fuel supply chains to ensure adequate fuel supplies are provided to the state’s public safety agencies tasked with saving and sustaining lives, and restoring critical lifelines and services.

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Oregon Department of Energy Launches Guidebook for Local Energy Resilience

The Oregon Department of Energy today announced a new resilience resource for small and medium electric utilities. The Oregon Guidebook for Local Energy Resilience identifies incremental actions electric utilities can take today so they are better prepared in the event of a major emergency, and provides additional guidance to improve overall community energy resilience.

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ODOE Staff Take Part in Annual Hanford Emergency Exercise

Each year, Oregon Department of Energy staff join representatives from Oregon Department of Agriculture, Oregon Health Authority, Oregon State University, and two eastern Oregon counties to participate in the annual Hanford Emergency Exercise to test our emergency preparedness program.

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Oregon Department of Energy Experts to Talk Hanford Cleanup at OMSI Science Pub on August 2

The Hanford Nuclear Site, from the early days of the Manhattan Project to today’s ongoing environmental cleanup, will be the topic of the OMSI Science Pub in Portland on August 2. Ken Niles and Jeff Burright, nuclear experts from the Oregon Department of Energy, are the featured speakers.

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