Archive for March, 2011

New Government Report: Fukushima Nuclear Crisis

Fukushima Nuclear Crisis

by Richard J. Campbell
Paperback, 5 pages, 2011, $10.00
ISBN: 1437983529

The earthquake on March 11, 2011, off the east coast of Honshu, Japan’s largest island, reportedly caused an automatic shutdown (called a “scram”) of eleven of Japan’s fifty-five operating nuclear power plants. Most of the shutdowns proceeded without incident. The plants closest to the epicenter, Fukushima and Onagawa, were damaged by the earthquake and resulting tsunami. This report discusses the problems that developed at the Fukushima Daiichi reactors and responses to this emergency. The report includes a color map of the earthquake region and a color diagram of the General Electric Mark I Boiling Water Reactor and Containment Building. This is a print on demand edition of an important, hard-to-find report.

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March 29, 2011 at 12:11 pm Leave a comment

New Government Report: No-Fly Zones (NFZ)

No-Fly Zones (NFZ): Strategic, Operational, and Legal Considerations for Congress

by Jeremiah Gertler
Paperback, 19 pages, 2011, $20.00
ISBN: 1437983537

What constitutes international “authorization” for the establishment of a NFZ? The concept of authorization is typically considered to be linked to the ideas of both “legality” and “legitimacy.” Express authorization from the U.N. Security Council provides the clearest legal basis for imposing a NFZ. Contents of this report: Strategy; International Authorization; Congressional Authorization; Operations; Costs; The Case of Libya: Congressional Action; Admin. Perspectives; International Steps Regarding NFZ: U.N. Authorization; Other Organizations and Governments; Operational Considerations: The Nature and Density of Adversary Air Defenses; The Quantity and Quality of Adversary Air Assets; Geography; Concept of Operations. This is a print on demand report.

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March 29, 2011 at 12:10 pm Leave a comment

New Government Report: Declarations of War (DoW) and Authorizations for the Use of Military Force

Declarations of War (DoW) and Authorizations for the Use of Military Force: Historical Background and Legal Implications

by Jennifer K. Elsea, Richard F. Grimmett
Paperback, 107 pages, 2011, $35.00
ISBN: 1437983545

From the Washington Admin. to the present, Congress and the Pres. have enacted 11 separate formal DoW against foreign nations in five different wars. This report provides historical background on the enactment of DoW and authorizations for the use of force and analyzes their legal effects under international and U.S. domestic law. It also sets forth their texts in two appendices. The report includes an extensive listing and summary of statutes that are triggered by a DoW, a declaration of national emergency, and/or the existence of a state of war. Also includes a summary of the congressional procedures applicable to the enactment of a DoW or authorization for the use of force and to measures under the War Powers Resolution. This is a print on demand report.

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New Government Report: Chemical Facility Security

Chemical Facility Security: Issues and Options for the 112th Congress

by Dana A. Shea
Paperback, 25 pages, 2011, $20.00
ISBN: 1437983278

The Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) regulates chemical facilities for security purposes. The 111th Congress extended this authority through March 4, 2011, and debated the scope and details of reauthorization. Some Members of Congress supported an extension of the existing authority. Other Members called for revision and more extensive codification of chemical facility security regulatory provisions. There are questions regarding the current law’s effectiveness in reducing chemical facility risk and the sufficiency of federal funding for chemical facility security. Contents of this report: Introduction; Overview of Statute and Regulation; Implementation; Policy Issues; Policy Options; Congressional Action. Tables. This is a print on demand report.

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New Government Report: Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the U.S.

Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the U.S.: 1972-2008: Compendium Report

by Chris Chapman, Jennifer Laird
Paperback, 94 pages, 2010, $25.00
ISBN: 1437981569

The report includes discussions of many rates used to study how students complete or fail to complete high school. It presents estimates of rates for 2008 and provides data about trends in dropout and completion rates over the last three and a half decades (1972-2008) along with more recent estimates of on-time graduation from public high schools. Among findings in the report was that in October 2008, approx. 3 million civilian non-institutionalized 16- through 24-year-olds were not enrolled in high school and had not earned a high school diploma or alternative credential. These dropouts represented 8% of the 38 million non-institutionalized, civilian individuals in this age group living in the U.S. Charts and tables. A print on demand report.

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March 29, 2011 at 12:03 pm Leave a comment

New Government Report: U.S. Tsunami Preparedness

Tsunami Teacher Information and Resource Toolkit

by Anu K. Mittal
Paperback, 39 pages, 20010, $20.00
ISBN: 1437932967

This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. In June 2006, there were a number of concerns about the level of U.S. tsunami preparedness. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) leads U.S. efforts through three key programs: the Tsunami Program, which focuses on detection and warning activities; the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program, which is a partnership with federal and state agencies focusing on hazard assessment and mitigation; and TsunamiReady, which is a partnership with at-risk communities focusing on educ. and emergency planning.

This report addresses: (1) the extent to which NOAA developed effective strategic plans for its tsunami programs; and (2) the status of NOAA’s efforts to strengthen and expand the programs and move tsunami research to application.

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March 14, 2011 at 12:16 pm Leave a comment

New Government Report: Tsunami Teacher Information and Resource Toolkit

Tsunami Teacher Information and Resource Toolkit

by Barry Leonard
Paperback, 267 pages, 2007, $45.00
ISBN: 1422312879

This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. To help support training related to the community of tsunami risk to the public, this Toolkit was developed, which brings new and existing information on tsunamis into a single reliable and verified global resource that is accessible to individuals, groups, and governments around the world. Tsunami Teacher aims to build awareness and increase the capacity to respond & mitigate the impact of tsunamis through the sharing of knowledge, research, and best practices. Training modules target the media, education systems, and the public and private sectors, with topics including hazard and risk assessment; operational warning and dissemination systems; tsunami emergency response, alerting, & preparedness; environmental engineering mitigation and policy; and educ. and outreach. Illustrations.

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March 14, 2011 at 12:10 pm Leave a comment

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