ISEE Mentoring Program Seeks Volunteer Applicants
from the ISEE
As an experienced industry professional, you have the skills and knowledge worth sharing! The mission of ISEE's Mentoring Program is to foster relationships between knowledgeable ISEE members and current students to compliment the academic curriculum with exposure to real-world-know-how. Becoming a mentor will offer unique opportunities to share your experiences with students, and provide career guidance and support. Sign up as mentor today! More
Olympic Security Won’t Stop Use of Explosives
from Pique News Magazine
Security will be tightened, but explosive avalanche control will go ahead on Whistler and Blackcomb mountains during the 2010 Games. "We are consulting with Whistler Blackcomb with regards to the explosive sheds," said Cpl. Jen Allen of the Vancouver 2010 Integrated Security Unit.
Havelock Quarry Gets Nod
from The Marlborough Express – New Zealand
A controversial quarry near Havelock has been given a conditional green light by the Environment Court. But whether the quarry actually goes ahead remains to be seen after the man behind the project, Marlborough developer Peter Yealands, last year put on hold plans for a Kaiuma Bay subdivision that was to use rock from the quarry.
Law Enforcement Explosives Training at Camp Minden
from the Associated Press via KSLA 12
Local and state law enforcement officers are getting four days of hands-on explosives training, courtesy of the Shreveport Field Office of The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. More
5th World Conference on Explosive and Blasting Techniques
26 – 28 April 2009
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Orissa Naxal Attack Aimed at Stealing Nalco Explosives
from The Economic Times – India
Major theft of explosives may have been on Naxalites’ mind when they laid siege to a Nalco magazine in Koraput, Orissa, according to sources in the Union home ministry. A van loaded with explosives had arrived in the Nalco bauxite mine on Sunday evening, hours before several hundred Maoists converged to stage a daring attack, resulting in a nine-hour gunbattle that left 10 CISF personnel and at least four Naxalites dead.
Pomeroy-Mason Bridge Set for Demolition
from WOWK TV
On Wednesday at 8:00 a.m., the center span of the old Pomeroy-Mason Bridge will be dropped into the Ohio River. It will take nineteen C4 charges to bring down the center span. The river channel will be closed for twenty-four hours to allow crews to remove all debris from the river.
Left in the Lurch with Silicosis
from Thanh Nien News
A blast at a stone quarry breaks the tranquility of the mountains in Dong Nai Province. Dang Van Thao rushes in through thick layers of dust to check for possible dud explosives before allowing the other workers to carry the stone blocks out in wheelbarrows.
Wind, Rain, Slamming Doors More Damaging Than Blasting, ODNR Rep Tells Pike Residents
from The Press-News
Mike Mann, from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, gave an extensive presentation and answered questions during Monday night's board of trustees meeting. The subject was mining and its effect on residents and businesses in the area. More
Polymeric Bonders Reduce Rebound During Spraying and Add Water Resistance
Whether in tunneling, mining, hydraulic engineering or road construction, sprayed concrete is a construction material of major importance. The demands made on the concrete are high: it must provide the necessary strength, stability and impermeability. For WACKER application engineers in Burghausen this was not enough. They wanted to reduce rebound during spraying while also making the sprayed concrete water resistant.