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$41M Grants Assist Stormwater, Sewer Upgrades

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency made nearly $41 million available in funding from the Sewer Overflow and Stormwater Reuse Municipal grant to help address stormwater and s...


Construction Completed on UK ‘Super Sewer’

Work has wrapped up on a new "super sewer" tunnel in London that was designed to drastically reduce sewage pollution in the River Thames.


Corrosion Found in Fukushima Plant Tanks

The operator at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant recently announced that corrosion has been found on the inside of tanks used to store treated radioactive water.


Study: Rising Sea Levels Raise Corrosion Concerns

Researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa recently unveiled a new study showing that cities with complex networks of buried and partially buried infrastructure may have an increased r...


Army Corps Addresses Ike Dike Concerns

The United States Army Corps of Engineers’ stormwater mitigation project to prevent flooding in cities connected to the Galveston Bay in Texas is reportedly facing inflation and material cos...


EPA Releases New Water Infrastructure Funding

Earlier this week, Vice President Kamala Harris and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael S. Regan announced over $5.8 billion in funding for states, Tribes and territor...


NJ Water Tower Undergoes Painting Project

Officials in New Jersey recently announced that the town of Seaside Park has begun a project to repaint and improve a water tank in the northern portion of the town.


San Diego Reports Low Infrastructure Funds

Officials in San Diego recently released a report detailing how the city will only have $1.5 billion over the next five years to address $6.29 billion in needed infrastructure projects, leav...


Cracking GA Water Tower Repairs Announced

Officials in Griffin, Georgia, have stated that rehabilitation work will begin on the city’s Griffin Water Tower after workers determine the cause of a recent crack in the tank.


Court Ends Flint Water Scandal Prosecution

The Michigan Attorney General's Office stated at the end of last month that the prosecution of former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and other officials involved in the Flint water scandal ha...


LA Works to Stop Saltwater Wedge

Residents in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, are expecting construction to begin this week on a system of drinking water pipelines intended to help mitigate a pressing saltwater intrusion issue...


Researchers Seek to Advance Stormwater Infrastructure

A team of researchers is reportedly working to advance efforts to enhance infrastructure information-sharing by building an inventory of stormwater control measures (SCMs) currently operatin...


EPA Releases Water Contamination Data

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it is releasing the first set of data collected under the fifth Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR 5).


Team Researching Robotic Pipeline Inspection

Researchers at the University of Houston are reportedly developing an autonomous robot, meant to identify potential pipeline leaks and structural failures during subsea inspections.


Public Notified of VA Paint Spill

On Saturday (Sept. 2), the Alexandria Fire Department in Virginia issued a public warning about a paint spill that had contaminated waterways near Monticello Park off of Old Dominion Bouleva...


CA Governor Signs Order for Levee Repairs

The Office of California Governor Gavin Newsom recently announced that the governor has signed an executive order on levee repairs and debris removal to prepare for the upcoming wet season.


Bridge Collapses, Train Derails in MT

On Saturday (June 24), a bridge that crosses the Yellowstone River collapsed as a train carrying potentially hazardous materials passed over it, causing several cars filled with hot asphalt ...


New Product Announcement: IGL Marine Lineup

IGL Coatings, a global manufacturer of surface protection materials, recently announced the release of six new cleaning and maintenance products in its Marine Solutions series, including its...


Researchers Studying Effects of Permeable Pavement

A team at the University of Texas at San Antonio is reportedly researching the impact of four new “permeable parking lots” that were installed at the 204-acre Classen-Steubing Ranch Park in ...


NTSB Requests Weathering Steel Bridge Action

On Thursday, the National Transportation Safety Board announced new recommended actions for bridge maintenance, following the ongoing investigation


USACE Activates MS Dam Emergency Repairs

On Tuesday (May 9), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Emergency Operations Center identified a potential breach at the Arkabutla Dam on the Coldwater River in Mississippi...


Preservation Society Raising $50K for Lighthouse

The “Paint the Rock Challenge” is seeking donations to repair and paint the Rock of Ages Lighthouse on Lake Superior in Michigan later this summer.


Grant Awarded to Study Roads and Flooding

Researchers from the University of New Hampshire have recently received a $1.8 million grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to study how coastal flooding impacts ro...


Study: Rising Sea Level Impact on Saltwater Corrosion

The Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change recently issued a new report warning that unavoidable rising sea levels will threaten saltwater intrusion on coastal infrastructure worldwide.


PG&E Agrees to $5.9M Water Discharge Settlement

The Pacific Gas and Electric Company recently reached a settlement agreement, involving the payment of $5.9 million to the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, which are slate...


FL Court Rules 'Act of Nature' on Corrosion, Rust

In Dodge v. People’s Trust Insurance Company, 2021 WL 2217299 (4th DCA Jun. 2, 2021), a Florida court ruled that rust and corrosion of water pipes is considered an “act of nature.”


Miami Outlines $4B Plan to Fight Rising Sea

The City of Miami has recently completed its updates on its Stormwater Master Plan, a comprehensive assessment of the city’s roads, drainage infrastructure, and water management features to ...


Canadian Carrier Fined for Clean Water Violation

Upon pleading guilty to dumping wastewater into Lake Ontario, dry and liquid bulk carrier company Algoma Central Corporation was fined $500,000.


Pipeline Co. to Pay $800K in Fines, Fixes

In a press release issued at the beginning of the month by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and Office of the Attorney General Maura Healey, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co...


Research Looks at Water, Pipes in Closed Buildings

Since receiving $200,000 in funding from National Science Foundation’s Rapid Response Research (RAPID) program, researchers from Purdue University have launched a study into the impact of th...


Report: MS Dam Likely to Fail

In Starkville, Mississippi, county officials recently urged residents in the area to evacuate as a precaution for the possible failure of the Oktibbeha County Lake dam.


Fire Consumes Notre Dame Cathedral

On Monday evening, flames engulfed the more than 850-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, destroying the spire and nearly two-thirds of the roof.


Buildings Across TX Coast Damaged by Harvey

Hurricane Harvey has done untold damage on the Gulf Coast of Texas, and with meteorologists forecasting a total of 50 inches of rain by Wednesday in some locales, it is not surprising that m...


Concrete, Asphalt Sealer Uses Nanotech

A new waterproofer from Arisfor LLC features protective nanotechnology provided by Houston firm Integricote.


New Moisture Barrier Uses Nanotechnology

Coating company Arisfor LLC has teamed up with nanotechnology company Integricote for its new Arisfor Multi-Surface Waterproofer.


Loose Panels, Leaks Plague Minneapolis Stadium

Construction-related flaws at U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis continue to arise, as crews addressing one issue on the building’s exterior discovered another that needed repair.


Asbestos Complicates Oroville Dam Cleanup

Naturally occurring asbestos has been found in the air and in rock formations near the damaged Oroville Dam main spillway.


Boston to Consider Harbor Barrier

The city of Boston is considering a permanent solution to combat climate change and its accompanying rise in tide and rainfall levels. The billion-dollar fix might come in the form of a sea ...


Flint Crisis Sparks More Felony Charges

Four more officials are facing charges over the state and city response to the drinking-water crisis in Flint, MI, after the state’s attorney general announced a new round of legal actions T...


Hurricane Matthew: Destruction and Costs

From the Caribbean to the U.S., Hurricane Matthew has been linked to more than 1,000 deaths as well as billions of dollars worth of damage to homes and businesses.


DC Transit Officials Face Concrete Concerns

Crumbling concrete is under scrutiny at one Washington, D.C., transit station this month. Investigators recently discovered concrete damage in a bridge outside the Rhode Island Avenue Statio...


Group to Rebuild Frank Lloyd Wright Design

The Frank Lloyd Wright Revival Initiative has set out to rectify wrongs done to the legendary architect’s creations.


Coating to Stop Moisture Intrusion

Rust-Oleum has launched a low-odor, latex-based coating designed to protect bare masonry wall and floor surfaces from water intrusion.


Tunnel Wall Collapse Swallows Roadway

A sinkhole opened up on a New Orleans street just hours after the mayor and the city’s infrastructure team examined a decades-old underground tunnel nearby.


Officials Target Berkeley Balcony Firms

Five contractors that worked on a balcony that collapsed in Berkeley, CA, last year could face suspension or revocation of their contractors licenses, according to state licensing officials ...


No Charges Filed in Fatal Balcony Collapse

The contractors, building owner and property manager have escaped criminal prosecution in the apartment balcony collapse in Berkeley, CA, that killed six Irish citizens and seriously injured...


Caltrans Probes Tunnel Corrosion Risk

Caltrans officials have a new corrosion investigation on their hands: the Bay Bridge’s Yerba Buena Island tunnel, which links the western span and the new eastern span of the San Francisco-O...


City, Roofer Spar Over Water Leaks

When it comes to the condition of roofs installed on two community centers in Charleston, WV, an Ohio-based contractor has said the city’s allegations in its lawsuits are literally for the b...


Suits Filed in Deadly Balcony Collapse

Managers of an apartment building in Berkeley, CA, knew mushrooms were growing in a rotten apartment deck weeks before it collapsed and killed six students, according to lawsuits filed Thurs...


I-10 Bridge Gets $2M Emergency Funds

As repair crews continue to work on a collapsed bridge that used to carry I-10 through the California desert, the agencies responsible for the repairs will have some money available to help ...


 
 
   

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