Over 20 Texas local governments hit in ‘coordinated ransomware attack’

Twenty-three local Texas governments have been infected with ransomware last week in what Texas officials have described as a coordinated attack. The attack took place on Friday morning, August 16, US time, when several smaller local Texas governments reported problems Read More …

Only six TSA staffers are overseeing US oil&gas pipeline security

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the US agency in charge of the US oil&gas pipeline system, has a serious staffing issue on physical and cyber-security positions. According to a report published today by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), a bi-partisan government agency Read More …

Explosion at FedEx facility near San Antonio likely linked to serial bomber, feds say

A package bomb that exploded at a FedEx facility near San Antonio early Tuesday is likely linked to attacks by a serial bomber that have killed two people in Austin, a federal official said. “We suspect it is related to our investigation” into four bombings Read More …

This Unique EPA Plane Is Monitoring Toxic Waste Dumps Around Houston

As federal, state, and local agencies continue to respond to the damage and flooding wrought by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, as well as neighboring Louisiana, one of the more contentious questions has been the danger posed to communities by heavily Read More …

Key fuel lines restart as concerns ease over supply crunch after Harvey

Two key fuel pipelines were set to start up on Monday after certain segments in Texas were shut because of Hurricane Harvey, helping alleviate concerns about rising retail prices and the domestic distribution of gasoline and distillates. Colonial Pipeline Co, Read More …

Fears of chemical plant explosion as Harvey floods shut down oil refineries

An industrial chemical manufacturer has warned its plant outside Houston could explode as fears turned to potential fuel contamination and ten oil refineries in the impact zone of tropical storm Harvey were shut down. Arkema, an industrial chemical manufacturer, has warned that Read More …

Texan nuclear plant runs through Hurricane Harvey

South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Company (STPNOC) said it implemented its severe weather plan and completed hurricane preparations ahead of Hurricane Harvey striking the Texas Gulf Coast on 25 August. The company said storm crews comprising some 175 workers – Read More …