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Monday, December 14, 2009

Homeland Security Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report for 14 December 2009

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WNBC 4 New York reports that the offices of the American Express headquarters in downtown New York were evacuated on December 10 after several suspicious envelopes containing a “white powdery substance” were discovered. Seven envelopes in all were sent to various locations in Manhattan, including the JP Morgan headquarters, but there was nothing to indicate they were any real threat. (See item 14)

According to the Omaha World-Herald, a propane-fueled fire at a dairy production and processing plant in Norfolk, Nebraska caused approximately 7,000 people to be evacuated on December 10. The fire was put out after crews managed to shut valves that cut off the flow from a 30,000-gallon propane tank. (See item 19)

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