EuroGeo6 abstract system now available

July 7th, 2015

Organizers of the EuroGeo6 conference and trade show have announced the opening of abstract submissions, with a note that the deadline for submissions is Oct. 10, 2015. The Sixth European Geosynthetics Congress—EuroGeo6—is scheduled for Sept. 25–28, 2016, in Istanbul, Turkey. The proposed technical sessions for EuroGeo6 include: agricultural applications, coastal protection, direct and life-cycle cost […]

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IECA search is on for new executive director

July 3rd, 2015

The Denver-based International Erosion Control Association (IECA) is seeking a new executive director, following the departure of Russ Adsit, according to a July 2 press release from the organization. The release stated: “IECA Region One has begun a search for a new executive director to lead IECA through the implementation of our organization’s new strategic […]

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Waste-to-energy plant reduces landfill waste by 90%

July 2nd, 2015

The Charlotte, N.C.-based Babcock & Wilcox Co. (B&W) announced in a June 29 press release the opening of the Solid Waste Authority (SWA) of Palm Beach County’s advanced waste-to-energy facility, the Palm Beach Renewable Energy Facility 2 (PBREF2). The B&W press release described it as “the cleanest and most-advanced power plant of its kind in […]

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$1.3 million to Oklahoma for leakage remediation

July 1st, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a press release June 30 describing funds it is sending to the Oklahoma Corporation Conservation Commission—$459,000 to respond to petroleum leaks from underground storage tanks (UST) and $809,000 to clean up petroleum leaks. The EPA recently strengthened the federal UST requirements to improve prevention and detection of petroleum […]

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