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3 Road Projects at Once Hamper Traffic Flow in Rapid City

By Max B. O’Connell RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — It’s impossible to miss the construction in downtown Rapid City right now, and area drivers are trying to make the best of it. But those who encounter any one of three major projects going on now are growing frustrated, and many are having to change up […]

Nuclear Power Plant Near Richland Unexpectedly Shut Down

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) _ Washington state’s only nuclear power plant has been shut down after operators received an indication that a system used to cool equipment wasn’t working. Officials said there was no release of radiation and no danger to the public. The Columbia Generating Station near Richland was shut down about 1:30 p.m. on […]

Flint Official: State Overruled Plan for Corrosion Control

By John Flesher FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Shortly before this poverty-stricken city began drawing its drinking water from the Flint River in April 2014 in a cost-cutting move, officials huddled at the municipal water treatment plant, running through a checklist of final preparations. Mike Glasgow, the plant’s laboratory supervisor at the time, says he asked […]

Southwest Town Mechanical Wins MCAA Safety Award Third Time in Four Year

Chicago, IL – Each year mechanical construction and service companies that have demonstrated the highest level of safety compete for the sought-after Mechanical Contractor Association of America (MCAA) Safety Excellence Awards Program. Long time MCA member Southwest Town Mechanical (STM) first implemented its revamped safety program in 2012. They have reported zero days lost every […]

Global Steel Slump With Roots in China Shakes Mining Towns

By Steve Karnowski AURORA, Minn. (AP) — It’s been almost 10 months since an iron plant closed near Aurora, a century-old mining community in northeastern Minnesota. The only dentist retired in June, and nobody would take over his practice. The only drug store closed in August. And in January, the town of 1,600 residents lost […]