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EPA’s First National Regulations for Coal Ash Disposal

PRESS RELEASE – 19 December 2014, WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the first national regulations to provide for the safe disposal of coal combustion residuals (coal ash) from coal-fired power plants. The final rule establishes safeguards to protect communities from coal ash impoundment failures, like the catastrophic Kingston, Tenn., spill in 2008,... »

Full-Scale Evaluation of Erosion and Sediment Control BMPs
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Full-Scale Evaluation of Erosion and Sediment Control BMPs

The December 2014 issue of Land and Water Magazine ( includes an extensive piece on “Independent, Full-Scale Evaluation of Erosion and Sediment Control BMPs.” Authored by C. Joel Sprague (TRI Environmental), Peter Kemp (Wisconsin DOT), and Katheryn Malusky (AASHTO NTPEP), the article describes the development of full-scale testing in erosion control materials, curr... »

IECA - Environmental Connection 2015
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IECA Product Practicum Schedule

The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Region One will hold its annual conference and exhibition 15 – 18 February 2015 in Portland, Oregon. At Environmental Connection 2015, seven companies have been selected to present in the product practicum forum. Each presentation will be an hour and offer in-depth looks at cutting-edge environmental technologies. The schedule: Monday, Feb... »

Sika Explores Options after Surprise Saint-Gobain Takeover Bid
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Sika Explores Options after Surprise Saint-Gobain Takeover Bid

On December 5, Switzerland-based Sika AG (VTX:SIK), a chemicals specialty company, was surprised by a rival’s takeover bid. France-based Saint-Gobain (EPA:SGO), which has substantial holdings in construction, announced plans to acquire 16% of Sika through purchasing the Burkard family’s ownership stake in Sika; through a unique company ownership structure related to the Burkard’s historical involv... »

Low and Bonar

Press Release: Low and Bonar Financial Update

Low & Bonar (“the Group”), the international performance materials group with leading positions in niche industrial markets, today provides a brief update on trading for the year ended 30 November 2014. The Group expects to report full year results on 3 February 2015. On a constant currency basis, sales were 7.2% ahead of last year (5.5% up on a like-for-like basis excluding Texipl... »

NAGS Election, North American Geosynthetics Society

North American Geosynthetics Society 2015 Election

The North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) has issued its 2015 Election Ballot to all members, via email. The voting period, which opened December 3, will close on December 17. All NAGS members are encouraged to participate. Ballots will be cast electronically.  Each member in good standing may cast one vote each for President-Elect and Treasurer. Members may also vote for three open Vice Pre... »

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