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A blasting accident in Berryville Virginia involving West Virginia Drilling company Geological Technologies, Inc. is being investigated by the State Fire Marshal’s office. The blast, which occured on 4/20/07 (?) sent rock up to 1,200 […]
WASHINGTON–The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) today released the Wolf Creek Dam Consensus Report, Engineering Risk and Reliability Analysis, an external independent peer review that validates the USACE high-risk classification of the dam and the interim risk reduction measures currently in effect.
[Update 5/10/07] A small swarm of earthquakes measuring up to 2.7 on the Richter Scale was recorded in the Yellowstone area on Wed. May 2, 2007 [/Update]
The USGS has released an Open File Report (OFR) entitled Preliminary Assessment of Volcanic and Hydrothermal Hazards in Yellowstone National Park and Vicinity. Possible future violent events in the active hydrothermal, magmatic, and tectonic system of Yellowstone National Park pose potential hazards to park visitors and infrastructure. Most of the national park and vicinity are sparsely populated, but significant numbers of people as well as park resources could nevertheless be at risk from these hazards. Read on for the link.
Hayward Baker, Inc., announces the completion of an ambitious landslide repair project for the Mississippi Department of Transportation. The work was conducted along a stretch of U.S. Highway 61, one of the nation’s landmark roads that extends from the Canadian border to the Gulf of Mexico.
Two new publications have been released from the Transportation Research Board. Pavement Management; Monitoring, Evaluation, and Data Storage; and Accelerated Testing 2006 and Geotechnical Challenges of the Interstate Highway System: The First 50 Years and […]
[Update 7/10/07] The Kilbuck landslide site is moving faster and, along with rising underground water, another slide could happen, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said on June 7. On June 14, Wal-Mart and it’s […]
The German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources on Wednesday released a report indicating that a large chunk of northern Germany, and a bit of the south as well, is geologically suitable for the indefinite storage of highly radioactive nuclear waste. Read more for details.