DigIndy Tunnel Keeps 55M Gallons of Sewage Out of Waterways

By Sarah Bowman | The Indianapolis Star INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In years past, the heavy rainfall that pummeled Indianapolis recently would have swamped the city’s sewer system and created a sticky, foul, disgusting situation. Not this year. In the first real test of the city’s newly opened DigIndy tunnel, Citizens Energy estimates the system prevented […]

NJ Steel Company Looks to Expand With Support From State

By Phaedra Trethan CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — When Mike Amato and his partner Alan Kanoff first visited the massive building along the Delaware River that would become their company’s home, they found it already had some … tenants. “There were pigeons here as big as me,” Amato, a not-small guy, said, laughing. “They looked at […]

Assembly Panel Approves Bill to Relax Wetland Regulations

By Todd Richmond MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans moved closer Tuesday, Jan. 30, toward relaxing wetland development regulations, passing a bill out of committee that would allow developers to fill state wetlands without permits and scale back mitigation requirements. The GOP-controlled Assembly Committee on Regulatory Licensing Reform voted 6-3 along party lines to approve […]

Toxic Vapor Tests Lag at Thousands of Sites in Michigan

STURGIS, Mich. (AP) — Health and environmental regulators across Michigan are playing catch-up with industrial chemicals that remain in the ground or water long after initially being discovered. The state has a list of more than 3,000 vapor intrusion sites, according to The Detroit News. More than 40 percent are in metro Detroit. Temporary abandonment […]

Taking Batteries out of the Cost Equation for WirelessHART Networks

Developed as an open-standard wireless networking technology, WirelessHART process field devices are most often powered by batteries. However, with hundreds — even thousands — of these devices at a single plant site, the cost and resources to replace batteries 6-8 times over the lifetime of each unit can often exceed the initial investment several times […]