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03 Jan, 2010

Officially Overseas

Posted by: Skylar In: general|news|Uncategorized

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted.  A very long time.  That said, I’m going to chalk it up to one major event that has been occurring in my life over these past few months.  A little while ago, my wife and I decided that we’d really like to move overseas and see the [...]

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12 Mar, 2009

The TVA Ash Spill Aftermath

Posted by: Skylar In: news

If you’ve been reading the past postings here, you’ll know about the TVA ash spill incident a couple month’s back.  Well, there’s been a lot going on since then, as the Engineering-News Record reports: TVA says it will likely switch from wet to dry storage at all its coal plants and sell all qualifying ash [...]

25 Feb, 2009

Canada’s Budget Implementation: Bill C-10

Posted by: Skylar In: news

Everyone’s heard about the conservative’s own “stimulus package”.  Heck, I’m pretty excited about it myself.  Being a person working primarily in municipal engineering, I’d say it’s good news for my future job security.  But there have been some people raising a fuss about this new budget bill.  And believe it or not, most of them [...]

So this is my first post in three weeks.  No, I haven’t been busy – I’ve been on Vacation.  So upon my arrival home, here’s a summary of news I would have posted about if I was around. Both the American Water Resources Association and the American Society of Civil Engineers have started releasing podcasts [...]

The Daily Commercial News is providing a detailed list of “shovel-ready” projects in Canada.  I’m not sure that I like the term “shovel-ready”, but here’s how they define it in the article: The projects range from small to large-sized projects and are focused on the rehabilitation of existing infrastructure. The projects fit into existing footprints, [...]

09 Jan, 2009

TVA Q&A on Sludge Spill

Posted by: Skylar In: internet coverage|news

Knoxnews has a Q&A page on the TVA sludge spill, along with the option of asking a question of your own.  Want to hear some answers? Visit knoxnews.com for the full Q&A.

08 Jan, 2009

Am I a nerd for enjoying this video?

Posted by: Skylar In: internet coverage|news

ACEC California has uploaded a new video attempting to recruit bright new talent: Again I ask: Am I a nerd for enjoying this video? [via SullivanKreiss]

08 Jan, 2009

Lawsuit for $1.4 Million?

Posted by: Skylar In: news|Stormwater

Update: I have been informed that the original article about this lawsuit contains some inaccurate information, namely the businesses involved in the lawsuit.  I have removed this link, and I apologize for any false information originally submitted in this article.

31 Dec, 2008

TVA Ash Spill – Update

Posted by: Skylar In: news|Stormwater

In the past couple of days, the spill from the TVA plant has been gaining a lot more publicity.  This is thanks in part to two lawsuits that have been filed against the TVA.  The first suit is by a local landowner claiming $165 Million in damages to a nearby subdivision.  The second suit was [...]

29 Dec, 2008

TVA Ash Storage Pond Breaches

Posted by: Skylar In: news|Stormwater

On Monday, December 22, 2008 a retention pond at a steam plant in Tenessee was broken.  Surrounding roads and lands were flooded and ruined.  The good news is that there have been no injuries reported to date.  The Knoxville News Sentinel has posted an intriguing video of the aftermath: The worst part of the whole [...]


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