The severity of the compound problems that struck Japan in March—earthquake, tsunami, damage to a nuclear reactor—caught nearly everyone in the risk-modeling business by surprise. In the case of Lamont Norman, risk-data product manager for Pitney Bowes Business Insight, the aftermath made him curious.

“What is the risk of not only nuclear but also chemical and biological threats to the U.S. population, and how would those threats impact the property/casualty insurance industry?” asks Norman.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free
PropertyCasualty360 Digital Reader.


  • All news coverage, best practices, and in-depth analysis.
  • Educational webcasts, resources from industry leaders, and informative newsletters.
  • Other award-winning websites including and

Already have an account?


© 2023 ALM Global, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Request academic re-use from All other uses, submit a request to [email protected]. For more information visit Asset & Logo Licensing.



Join PropertyCasualty360

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed decisions for your P&C insurance business. Join now!

  • Unlimited access to - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including, and
  • Exclusive discounts on PropertyCasualty360, National Underwriter, Claims and ALM events

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join PropertyCasualty360

Copyright © 2023 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.