Month: November 2019

PG&E Admits to More Than 200 Damage Incidents That Could Have Started More Wildfires

Post-blackout inspections showed 218 cases of busted equipment that could have made this autumn’s wildfires a lot worse. Thanksgiving week is generally a rather slow news week, but not for the bankrupt and beleaguered PG&E. On Wednesday, a bankruptcy judge shot down PG&E’s request to lop billions of dollars off its liabilities in 2017 and 2018 wildfires, …

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Inter Pipeline Announces $10 Million Commitment to NAIT to Research Plastic Waste Reduction

EDMONTON , Nov. 26, 2019 /CNW/ – Inter Pipeline Ltd. (“Inter Pipeline”) and The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (“NAIT”) today announced a new partnership to research opportunities to reuse and recycle plastic in Canada . The ten-year agreement, known as Plastics Research in Action (“PRIA”), will be funded by a $10 million commitment from …

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DIRT 2018

CANADIAN DIRT 2018 In 2018, seven Canadian regions reported damages via DIRT (Damage Information Reporting Tool). On average, 47 damages occurred per workday (assuming 254 workdays per year), 2.6% more than in 2017. Vast networks of conduits and cables lay underground, delivering products and services to today’s society: telecommunication and electrical cables, gas conduits, sewer …

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Port of South Louisiana

As the largest tonnage port in the western hemisphere, encompassing 54 miles of the Mississippi River, spanning three Louisiana parishes, and receiving 4,000 deep-draft vessels and 55,000 barges on average annually, the Port of South Louisiana is well-positioned to respond to river emergencies. Pipeline strikes are an all too frequent occurrence causing loss of life, …

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