May 16, 2017 09:49
It was February when the problems started. Just north of Sacramento, nestled among outdoor recreation areas, the Oroville Dam started falling apart. The world’s tallest dam’s main spillway partially collapsed; dam managers started using an emergency spillway that sent water down a bare hillside, which quickly eroded....
July 15, 2016 12:09
You’re tooling along the Interstate, and before you know it, the visibility drops down to zero. Not from fog, driving rain or blowing snow, but from a huge cloud of dust....
Sept. 15, 2015 09:00
That’s so tacky!” When people say that, they usually don’t mean, “That’s so sticky!” Aside from the slang usage, the words ‘tacky’ and ‘tackiness’ don’t really refer to the tastefulness of the pink flamingoes on someone’s lawn, or the bad match of plaids and stripes that someone’s wearing....
Jan. 13, 2014 03:33
You understand that construction, revegetation, and slope stabilization work always produces dust and, as the contractor on a project, it is your responsibility to contain it. It’s your job to manage the hundreds of billions of dust particles, smaller than the thickness of a....
March 21, 2011 04:57
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued serious citations against Protech Environmental South Inc., doing business as U.S. Erosion Control Products Inc., for 46 alleged safety and health hazards at the company’s site in Willacoochee, Georgia....
March 21, 2011 04:57
Keystone introduces the 133 Elite retaining wall units for large wall applications. Each unit yields 1.33 square feet of face area, 33% larger than standard units....
May 16, 2011 04:52
From the moment your building permit is issued, you’ll be hit with many construction site regulations—from the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to state and local levels. Perhaps the most stringent of these are the measures that you’ll have to take to control dust....
Jan. 16, 2012 04:27
"We get called in for sand that's swirling off slopes and ridges. We get called for dust clouds rising at construction projects. And we get calls for haul roads where every passing vehicle sends up a cloud of dust," Carroll reports. "Every job is different, and every job requires both the right dust control product and the right operator to apply it......
May 21, 2012 04:20
Hugh Hammond Bennett, the ‘father of conservation,’ became a nationally-known pioneer for soil preservation during the Dust Bowl. In 1962, the board of commissioners established Pennsylvania’s 59th conservation district in Clearfield County.....
Jan. 14, 2013 04:05
A new industry sprang up around creating safe, reliable products that would help keep the dust d o w n a n d not blowin’ in the wind. Of course, w a t e r w a s still used— and still is u s e d — f o r dust control. H o w e v e r , water isn’t the plentiful commodity it once was....

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In many ways, we are fortunate that, in our chosen profession, we are able to help people when certain disasters occur: the tornadoes in Missouri, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Georgia, the flooding in Louisiana, the snows in the northeastern part of the country, the rain in California, and the snow in Colorado....

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