Short Takes – 3-18-23
Trump suggests he will be arrested Tuesday, calls for
supporters to ‘protest, take our nation back!’. TheHill.com article.
Pull quote: “CNN reported that senior staff members from Bragg’s office, the
New York Police Department (NYPD) and New York State Court Officers have had
meetings about security needs following any possible charges being filed. The
court officers are responsible for securing state court facilities, including
the New York Supreme Court building in Manhattan.”
CDC and ATSDR Staff Begin Next Steps in Chemical Exposure
Investigation in East Palestine, Ohio. HSToday.us article.
Pull quote: “While CDC and ATSDR staff will be returning from the field, the
ACE survey will remain online and data collection will continue until March 31.
Over the next couple of months, CDC and ATSDR will work with the health
departments to analyze data and share results. These results can be used by the
states to help inform public health recommendations and lessons learned. CDC and
ATSDR will continue to respond to requests for remote technical assistance for
as long as needed.” ASTDR derailment web
site includes links to other federal resources.
Russia’s Vladimir Putin Faces Arrest Warrant by
International Court. WSJ.com article.
Pull quote: “The U.S. has had a fraught relationship with the ICC, in the 1990s
helping lead the movement for a permanent war-crimes tribunal but declining to
ratify its charter, known as the Rome Statute, after negotiators failed to give
the U.S. and the other four permanent members of the U.N. Security
Council—including Russia—the power to squelch ICC prosecutions.”
In times of scarcity, California’s best new source of
water? Reuse. AndTheWest.Stanford.edu article.
Pull quote: “A Stanford study published in November of last year found that
recycled water for potable reuse is much cleaner than conventional tap water
sources. Because the source is wastewater, regulators require a more intensive
treatment process to clear the water of even the smallest of contaminants that
can be found in standard drinking water treatment facilities.”
The US aims to close its fermentation capacity gap.
Pull quote: “Biomanufacturing companies are trying to increase fermentation
capacity across the US at all levels of production, from flexible pilot plants
to large-scale contract manufacturing operations. Some firms are buying old
fermentation facilities that once made biofuels or food ingredients and
retrofitting them to support new technologies. Others hope to build brand-new
biobased foundries that are versatile enough to make a variety of products.”