Nearly 100 villagers living upstream from the Three Gorges dam have been forced to leave their homes under threat of a landslide, which officials fear was disturbed during the filling of the dam’s reservoir last year, Xinhua News Agency reported last week. Read on for more info. (Photo by enkai)
[Update 5/11/07] The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has fined ODOT $90,000 for violating their stormwater discharge permit at least 37 times between September and January. ODOT is going to try to get the contractor to pay at least part of the fine. [/Update]
The $150 million Oregon Department of Transportation project, U.S. 20: Pioneer Mountain to Eddyville project is in jeopardy after three landslides (one major and two minor) have been discovered during the construction process. Yaquina River Constructors (YRC), a joint venture of Granite Construction Inc. and Wilder Construction has formally requested "that further work on the project cease under a Termination for Convenience. At a minimum the project should be suspended." Read on for more information. (Photo by decoder420)
ENR.com reports that two of the world’s largest slurry boring machines have begun digging 9-km long tunnels under they Yangtze River in China. The TBM pictured is over 15-m in diameter. (Photo Credit: Bouygues S.A.)
The last section of a cofferdam built to facilitate construction of the Three Gorges Project from the southern bank of the Yangtze will be blasted away in seconds after 3:00 p.m. Wednesday. Thanks iCivilEngineer.