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US Dam Infrastructure Earns a “D” in American Society of Civil Engineers Report Card

In 2017, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) completed its quadrennial infrastructure report card, giving American infrastructure a “D +” overall, and a slightly lower “D” for the “Dams” category. With 90,580 existing water impoundments in the US, there is need and opportunity to undertake a variety of activities at all levels of government and across … Continue Reading

US DOE Issues Preliminary Findings that Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals Did Not Contaminate Water in Pennsylvania

On July 19, 2013, the U.S. Department of Energy released to the Associated Press its preliminary results from a study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, which found no evidence that chemicals from certain natural gas drilling activities in Pennsylvania have contaminated the drinking water.  The study focuses on aquifers at a drilling site in the Marcellus Shale … Continue Reading
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