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9 March 2010

U.S. House of Representatives Acts to Reduce Hazards

The U.S. House of Representatives approved last week a bill that renews  two important federal programs aimed at mitigating and reducing destruction from natural disasters.  This legislation, H.R. 3820, the Natural Hazards Risk Reduction Act of 2010, was approved on 2 March with a vote of 335-50. First, the bill renews the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP), which was created in 1977. Not only is NEHRP responsible for developing …


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