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USDOT Releases Failure Investigation Report for May 2015 Plains All-American Pipeline Spill in Santa Barbara, California

May 20, 2016 - in Corporate, Pipelines

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration announced today that it has completed its investigation of the May 19, 2015, Plains All-American pipeline release in Santa Barbara County, California.…

Mayor de Blasio Announces Increased Enforcement, New Measures on Crane Safety

February 8, 2016 - in Buildings, Construction, Corporate

NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced a four-point plan to increase safety when large cranes are operating. Those steps include new restrictions…

Governor Brown Issues Order on Aliso Canyon Gas Leak

January 7, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Pipelines

SACRAMENTO - Given the prolonged and continuing duration of the Aliso Canyon gas leak and at the request of residents and local officials, Governor Edmund…

Past Earthquakes Play a Role in Future Landslides, Research Suggests

November 3, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Surveying/Mapping

The likelihood of an area experiencing a potentially devastating landslide could be influenced by its previous exposure to earthquakes many decades earlier. This is according to new research led by Cardiff University showing that areas which have experienced…

USGS Scientists Study Effects of Gold King Mine Release

August 26, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Sensors, Water

On August 5, while investigating the Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado, the U.S Environmental Protection Agency accidentally triggered the release of approximately three million gallons of acidic, metal-rich mine wastewater from the Gold King Mine into…

Bureau of Reclamation to Lead Interior Department’s Independent Review of Colorado Gold King Mine Incident

August 21, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Water

WASHINGTON – The Department of the Interior has asked the Bureau of Reclamation to lead Interior’s independent assessment of factors that contributed to the August 5 Gold King Mine incident in Colorado. Interior was asked to conduct the assessment by the…

Caltrans Concludes Tower Anchor Rod Seismic “Pull” Tests

May 28, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Maintenance

OAKLAND, May 27, 2015—Caltrans today announced completing the first phase of the Bay Bridge tower anchor rod investigation, releasing test results showing more than 99 percent of rods that could be tested were not broken and can withstand major earthquake…