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8/16/2018

Huntington Ingalls will provide first-year advance plans for materials, procurement, order development and other matters under a $187.6 million contract for refueling complex overhaul work on the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis. The work in Newport News, Va., is projected for completion by July.

8/16/2018

Watch the Nationals take on the Phillies for ASNE Night. Game time is 7:05 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. This is the fourth year of this family-friendly social. $5 of every ticket goes to support ASNE programs such as scholarships, symposia, courses, and student activities. Purchase your ticket here.

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Phillies
8/16/2018

We are thrilled to have the following exceptional panelists confirmed for the 2018 Fleet Maintenance and Modernization Symposium panel on "Enablers to Sailor Self-Sufficiency": CDR Dan Spagone Sr., USN (Ret), CMDCM Scott Kelley, FORCM Kevin Goodrich, FLTCM Paul Kingsbury, FORCM James Osborne, and CMDCM Terry Wylie. Join them in Virginia Beach from Sept. 17-20!

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8/16/2018

Many roads and bridges were destroyed in recent flooding in northwestern Wisconsin, where six counties have now been declared federal disaster areas. Funding will be used for infrastructure repairs and will not be available for affected businesses or homeowners.

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President Donald Trump
8/16/2018

Engineered infiltration systems are gaining favor to help manage urban stormwater, but when applied in the field, they can be colonized by microorganisms that affect their function. A new study examines the potential pathogenic and metabolic effects of these EIS organisms in sand filters and concludes that manipulation and inoculation may effectively change and denitrify them.

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8/16/2018

Ten additional gates for the Lake Houston dam are the most pressing priority for further flood prevention, asserts Houston City Council Member Dave Martin. "Our ultimate goal is to make sure we have the ability to release as much, or more, water as is sent our way by the San Jacinto River Authority and build the capacity in the river and the lake that we so desperately need," Martin says.

8/16/2018

A $25 million dredging project billed as the biggest in the history of New Jersey's Camden County may start as soon as October. The project, which could improve life for residents and wildlife along a 3-mile stretch of Newton Lake, is expected to take 18 months.

8/16/2018

Municipal stormwater programs around the US are assessed in the National Municipal Stormwater Alliance's first report on the subject. The report outlines a number of challenges the programs face, including funding, staffing, public awareness, the regulatory landscape and lack of monitoring data.

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Environmental Leader
8/16/2018

A letter from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has cleared the way for crews on Virginia's Mountain Valley Pipeline to work on securing sites and managing erosion controls despite an ordered shutdown. There are environmental advantages to allowing limited construction, says Terry Turpin, director of the Office of Energy Projects at FERC.

8/16/2018

Volunteers surveying construction sites in Anne Arundel County, Md., found only about a third of them are correctly using mulch and grass to stem sediment flows into waterways. Community groups and environmentalists say the survey results indicate a need for stricter enforcement of relevant regulations.

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