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Securing America's Vital Organs and Arteries

Protecting thousands of miles of pipelines and wires and hundreds of industrial soft spots isn’t easy, but much progress is being made. On any given Sunday, Jeff Triplette dons a “zebra suit” to work as a referee in the National Football League. But keeping 350-pound linemen under control is easy compared with his day job: Triplette also serves as vice-president for risk management at Duke Energy Corp. (DUK ). The Charlotte (N.C.) energy giant owns and operates dozens of power plants in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Asia — including three nuclear plants in the Carolinas. In the U.S., Duke’s natural-gas operations include more than 18,200 miles of pipelines and 250 billion cubic feet of storage capacity. Triplette’s task is to ensure that such juicy targets — as well as Duke Energy’s 25,000 employees — stay safe and sound. Full Story

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