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Michoud Builds the Space Launch System

By Jennifer Larino NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When Kelley Easley first arrived at the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility in 1982 everything was big. Bigger than anything he had ever seen. It was easy to get lost in the 43-acre eastern New Orleans facility. Easley, then a Louisiana State University engineering graduate hired to work on [...]

Nuclear Plants Delayed in China, Watched Closely by US Firms

By Ray Henry ATLANTA (AP) — U.S. power companies struggling with the escalating costs of building nuclear plants are closely watching similar efforts in China, where officials are expecting delays. Two plants under construction in Sanmen and Haiyang, China, are the first-ever built using Westinghouse Electric Co.’s AP1000 reactor design. Utility companies in Georgia and [...]

US, Canada Reach Key Funding Deal for Detroit-Windsor Bridge

By David N. Goodman DETROIT (AP) — The Obama administration and Canada have agreed on financing a key piece of a planned $2.1 billion bridge connecting Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, the two governments announced Wednesday. The agreement involves a funding mechanism for a toll plaza on the U.S. side of the international crossing, the U.S. [...]


NAFA Announces Technical Seminar Speakers The National Air Filtration Association (NAFA®) announced that Garry Blackwelder, Dr. Scott Dee, Richard Vincent and Dr. Jennifer Wagner will present at its upcoming Technical Seminar – TECH2015, April 15-17, in Dallas, Texas. Garry Blackwelder is an Architect, international design consultant and airborne infection control trainer with the Centers for [...]

Seattle Tunnel Machine Bertha Moves Toward Access Pit

By Martha Bellisle SEATTLE (AP) — Bertha, Seattle’s troubled tunnel machine, is on the move after being stalled for more than a year. The giant boring device that is trying to dig a new State Route 99 beneath the city started drilling late Tuesday and had moved six feet by Wednesday afternoon, Lynn Peterson, secretary [...]