Goole’s New Underground Pipeline

Easing Floodwaters In Goole, England Yorkshire Water’s 3.6 million pound flood improvement program includes an underground pipeline meant to release excess water from Goole’s pumping station on Carr Lane.  Floodwater will be rerouted from the station to the River Ouse when the pipeline becomes operational in November. During area flooding in August of 2011, the…


Wall Collapse In East Rutherford

Traffic Blocked In Rutherford The demolition of a building near Patterson Avenue in Rutherford, New Jersey resulted in the collapse of a wall which spilled debris into the street.  Consisting mainly of bricks, the debris took only a few hours for a local construction crew to clear. However, Patterson Avenue remained closed for a considerably…


Leaking gas pipelines cost Americans billions

Leaking gas pipelines may be more prevalent and cost American consumers more than we once thought. Recent reports from the northeastern U.S. indicate that metropolitan cities have thousands of leaks which consumers have paid billions for in unaccounted gas charges. One research team, led by Robert Jackson, a scientist at Duke University’s Nicholas School of…


Sympathy From One Atlantic City Resident

Sympathy From One Atlantic City Resident Warren L. Webb Jr. was a victim of the collapsing Tropicana parking structure in Atlantic City, Georgia on October 30th, 2003.  With the recent collapse of the building in Philadelphia, he was asked how he felt about the victims that suffered the tragedy. “I can imagine what they’re going…


The New Agricultural Spending Proposition

The New Agricultural Spending Proposition The bill that the White House is poised to veto covers the operational budget for entities such as the USDA, FDA, and Commodity Futures Trading Commission has yet to be given floor time, though it is supposed to go before the Rules Committee on Tuesday. The White House administration is…


Deadly Dangers Of Parking Structures

Deadly Dangers Of Parking Structures In November of 2008, a multi-story parking structure partially collapsed near Montreal, Canada.  Unfortunately, a resident of Ville St. Laurent was killed in the collapse, which was caused mostly by the failure of the steel reinforcing rebar in the concrete slabs the parking garage was constructed of. These partial collapses…


India’s Battle For Fair Mining Rates

India’s Battle For Fair Mining Rates The mining industry of India is opposing a proposed hike in iron ore royalty to from ten-percent to fifteen-percent because they claim that the increase would damage the revenue of small mining unit­s.  In a complete turnaround, they are instead demanding that the royalty rate for iron ore be…


Bad Timing For Formosa Plastics

Bad Timing For Formosa Plastics Formosa Plastics Group’s general administration director, Ho Shui-wen, has cited the United States’ decision to terminate the quantitative easing policy, as well as a declining supply of money in China, as being responsible for the fall in world-wide stock markets – which makes selling stock at the moment unwise for…


What is the cost of our failing U.S. infrastructure?

What is the cost of our failing U.S. infrastructure? Our failing U.S. infrastructure has many costs associated with its repair or replacement. But what about the indirect costs and ramifications to individuals and businesses? Attendees of a recent town hall in Waren, Michigan discussed and concluded that our aging infrastructure could cost our cities and…


HJ3® Named Cleantech Open Semifinalist

HJ3 Composite Technologies, LLC in Tucson, AZ has just been named a Semi-Finalist in the Annual Cleantech Open Accelerator, qualifying them to compete for the  Rocky Mountain regional finals in October of 2013.     Over the past decade, HJ3 has manufactured and installed over 3,000,000 sq. ft. of carbon fiber to strengthen and repair more…


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