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05/27/2015Clean Up Continues in Texas as Death Toll Climbs to 21

WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — Deadly severe weather over the long holiday weekend tested government alert and evacuation procedures, as officials scrambled to deal with storms and historic flooding that left more than a dozen people dead and a similar number missing. Crews resumed searching Wednesday for the 11 people who went missing in the small tourist town of Wimberley, where the usually calm ...
05/27/2015Miami Wins Appeal in Lawsuits Over Grove Bay, SkyRise Projects

May 27--The Third District Court of Appeal gave the city of Miami two key victories Wednesday in siding with circuit court judges who tossed lawsuits challenging the SkyRise Miami tower and a major redevelopment project on the Coconut Grove waterfront. Judges Frank Shepherd, Richard Suarez and Thomas Logue said the plaintiffs in the two cases, former Monty's Raw Bar owner Stephen Kneapler, and ...
05/27/2015Contractor Says $110M Duck River Dam in Ark. on Schedule

May 27--Despite some wet weather and an accelerated construction schedule, the contractor behind the current phase of the Duck River dam reports the project should hit its projected completion date for December of this year. John Bowen, with phase two contractor ASI Constructors, offered an update on the construction aspects of the project Tuesday during a Cullman utilities board meeting, and ...
05/27/2015Japan Nuclear Plant Obtains Final Permit Needed to Restart

TOKYO (AP) — A nuclear plant in southern Japan on Wednesday obtained the final permit needed to restart its reactors, paving the way for it to become the first to go back online under new safety standards introduced after the 2011 Fukushima disaster. All of Japan's more than 40 reactors are currently offline for repairs or safety inspections. The two units at the Sendai nuclear power plant are ...
05/26/2015Duke Energy To Build Battery-based Energy Storage System in Ohio

May 26--Duke Energy will build a battery-based energy storage system in Ohio to enhance reliability and increase stability on the electric power grid, company officials announced Tuesday. Duke Energy will build the system in partnership with LG Chem and Greensmith at its retired W.C. Beckjord coal-fired power plant in New Richmond, Ohio. The system is expected to be operational by late 2015. ...
05/27/2015Steel Structure of New Las Vegas Arena Completed

May 27--Many I-15 commuters and Strip wanderers have marveled at the construction pace of MGM and AEG's joint Las Vegas Arena project over the last year. The 20,000-seat venue sandwiched between the New York-New York and Monte Carlo is indeed coming to life quicker than expected, according to Project Manager Monte Thurmond. MGM Resorts held a ceremony this morning to celebrate the completion ...
05/27/2015Worries Ease as Texas Dam Holds Up Despite Heavy Rains

May 27--Montgomery County residents heaved a collective sigh Tuesday when protective measures taken to fortify the Lewis Creek dam -- weakened by persistent rainfall near Lake Conroe -- prevented the dam from failing. Some 407 homes and 32 businesses in a four-square-mile area near Willis were evacuated when inspectors first noticed soil was sloughing off the rain-saturated earthen dam on ...
05/27/2015Flash Floods Inundate Central Texas History

May 27--Nowadays, Central Texans tend to associate deadly natural disasters with holidays. The Halloween floods on Onion Creek in 2013. The Labor Day wildfires, especially in the Bastrop area, in 2011. The devastating Memorial Day floods in 1981. Powerful tornadoes, too, ripped through Jarrell on May 27, 1997, the day after Memorial Day. This vexatious connection is likely to continue after ...
05/26/2015Texas Flooding Overwhelms Popular Region

WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — The vacation house where two families were to spend Memorial Day weekend was already gone, swept down the swollen Blanco River, when Carissa Smith's husband arrived. All he found was a Chevrolet Suburban slammed against a tree, the engine running. The fate of those who were inside the home was still unclear Tuesday. Recovery teams were to resume looking for as many as a ...
05/26/2015DOE, EPA, Reach Deal on Hanford Site Cleanup Project

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — An agreement has been reached to clean up a radioactive basin on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation's most polluted nuclear weapons production site, two federal agencies said Tuesday. The deal about the K West Basin was reached between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, which owns Hanford. The settlement stems from the ...
05/26/2015Hawaii Gov.: $1.4B Telescope Can Continue, But Changes Needed

HONOLULU (AP) — A project to build a giant telescope near the summit of Mauna Kea has the right to move forward, but Hawaii has failed the mountain in many ways, Gov. David Ige said Tuesday. Amid protests and arrests of opponents blocking construction workers from accessing the site, construction has been halted since last month on the $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope. Ige said it's up to ...
05/26/2015Southern Co. Loses Backer on Delayed $6.2B Miss. Coal-fired Power Plant

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) has lost a backer on its delayed $6.2 billion coal-fired power plant in Kemper County, Miss. - and has notified regulators in that state it may have to raise customer rates by 41 percent to pay for the project, The Wall Street Journal is reporting. The integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) project was originally estimated to cost $5 billion. The project is ...
05/25/2015Saudi Arabia To Build World's Largest Hotel in Mecca

It is scheduled to open its doors in 2017. The estimated cost of the mammoth project is $3.5 billion. Saudi Arabia plans on building the world's largest hotel by room count in the world in Islam's holiest city, Mecca. The new complex is aimed at accommodating the large crowds of Muslim pilgrims who descend on Mecca to visit the holy sites. According to the architectural design firm Dar ...
05/19/2015Seattle Tunnel Partners Cited for Violations Related to Injury-Causing Falls

Seattle Tunnel Partners was cited for safety violations and fined $2,050 in connection with an incident in February that injured a subcontractor’s employees. The subcontractor, Central Steel, was cited in April for two safety violations related to the incident and fined $2,050. That citation is under appeal. As general contractor of the project, Seattle Tunnel Partners is responsible for ...
05/26/2015Pilgrim Nuclear Plant in Mass. Back Online After $70M Upgrade

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The only commercial nuclear power plant in Massachusetts returned to full service on Tuesday after a $70 million, monthlong, refueling and maintenance project that owners say makes the plant safer. Entergy Corp., owner of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, said control room operators reconnected the plant to the grid after a 35-day planned shutdown. The ...
05/27/2015Construction Worker Injured in Explosion at Tenn. Bridge Project Site

May 27--A construction worker was taken to the hospital after an explosion Tuesday afternoon near Fort Loudoun Dam near Loudon. Tennessee Department of Transportation spokesman Mark Nagi said the man was working on a bridge project construction site, using a torch, when the explosion occurred just after 3:30 p.m. He was taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. "I am ...
05/25/2015Gehry-Designed Building Will Test Hong Kong Apartment Market

Hong Kong developers are poised to find out just how much the city’s booming stock market has pushed up demand for luxury housing.Swire Properties is seeking buyers for six apartments at its Frank Gehry-designed building priced as high as HK$520 million ($91.8 million).Wheelock & Co and Nan Fung Group pulled together an international team of architects to create its “ultra-luxury” house and ...
05/26/2015China's Army Plays Down South China Sea Island-Building

BEIJING (AP) — China's military on Tuesday compared its controversial island-building in the South China Sea to ordinary construction such as road-building going on elsewhere in the country, trying to deflect criticism over an issue seen as inflaming tensions in the region. At the same venue, however, the Defense Ministry issued a report reaffirming China's more assertive approach to national ...
05/25/2015Caltrans Alters Project to Restore Road to Yosemite National Park

May 25--The California Department of Transportation announced a new strategy for phase one of the State Route 140 Ferguson Project. The estimated $133 million project is set to provide a direct route to enter Yosemite National Park and create a 750-foot covered structure on the road between Mariposa and El Portal on Highway 140, which was damaged in a 2006 rock slide. Since Caltrans started ...
05/23/2015Baltimore Tunnel Replacement Projects Driven by Need for Double-stacked Trains

May 23--Nearly 20 years ago, Gov. Parris N. Glendening had lunch with the chief executive of CSX to pitch the railroad chief on investing $40 million to expand the Howard Street Tunnel and another one in Harper's Ferry, W.Va., to make the port of Baltimore more competitive. If CSX Transportation could stack shipping containers two-high atop trains to and from the port, the argument went, it ...
05/25/2015Company Hopes to Remove Ruptured Oil Pipeline on Calif. Coast by Tuesday

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Officials from Plains All American Pipeline say they hope the broken section of a pipeline that spilled oil along the California Coast can be removed for investigation by Tuesday. The company on Monday downgraded the amount of oil that may have spilled. The new estimate of the worst-case volume of oil released is 101,000 gallons. That's about 4,200 gallons less than ...
05/22/2015VA Must Find Millions to Finish Troubled Denver Hospital

DENVER (AP) — Construction crews are returning to work at the veterans hospital outside Denver after a last-minute deal with congressional leaders avoided a shutdown of the half-finished project. But the really heavy lifting will be done 1,500 miles away in Washington. The U.S. Senate agreed Friday to raise the project's spending cap by $100 million, enough to continue work for three weeks. ...
05/25/2015With New EPA Water Rule, Obama Again Takes Executive Action on Environment

May 25--In April 1989, a Michigan developer named John Rapanos dumped fill on 54 acres of wetlands he owned to make way for a shopping center. He did not have a permit, and when the state told him to stop, he refused. Courts found him in violation of the federal Clean Water Act. Prosecutors wanted to send him to prison. Rapanos took his case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which found ...
05/22/2015MDOT Begins Land Buys in Detroit for New U.S.-Canada Bridge

May 22--The much-delayed process of buying land in southwest Detroit for the planned Gordie Howe International Bridge is finally about to begin in earnest. The Michigan Department of Transportation has begun sending letters to residents of Detroit's Delray district to let them know about three public information sessions set for early June for property owners whose homes have been identified ...
05/25/2015Study Finds Space for Solar Farm at Milwaukee Airport

May 25--A proposed 5-acre solar energy farm at Mitchell International Airport took one step forward this month with a consultant's report showing there are a dozen open spaces large enough for a broad array of sun-tracking panels that would not interfere with aviation or traffic control. The potential for the glare of sunlight reflecting off the panels and flashing toward the control tower is ...

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