ISEE Members Now Covered by AD&D Insurance & Travel Assistance
from the ISEE
Nearly 3,000 ISEE Members in the U.S are now receiving insurance protection for loss of life, limb or loss of sight. In addition, the Travel Assistant Program provides members with worldwide travel assistance services when traveling 100 miles or more from home in or outside the U.S. less than 31 days. More
Imperial Smokestack Could Come Down with a Boom
from The Daily Reflector
The next attempt to demolish the Imperial Tobacco Co. smokestack will be a dynamite event, according to the demolition foreman who's been struggling to bring it down in recent weeks.
Nalco Explores Use of Non-explosives for Bauxite Mining
from the Business Standard
Shaken by the recent naxalite attack on its mines at Panchpatmali hill in Koraput district of Orissa, the public sector aluminium major, National Aluminium Company (Nalco) is exploring the possibility of adopting non-explosive technology for mining bauxite.
Researchers Partner to Curtail Explosives' Effects
from Missouri S&T
Researchers from Missouri S&T are partnering with ten other universities to improve the safety of buildings and other structures by reducing the impact of explosives. The research is part of a multi-university Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence called ALERT (Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats). More
Quarrying on North Ambergris Caye May Start in September
from San Pedro Sun
The San Pedro Sun broke the story in the Vol. 19 #15 issue dated April 17th, of a parcel of land, 50 acres in size, which had been leased to North Island Development Company (NIDC). The location had been approved for a quarry that would sit in the Basil Jones Area, located next to the defunct Nova shrimp farm north of San Pedro Town. More
Conference Success in Budapest!|
“This was one of the best conferences we have ever exhibited at despite the current global climate” – Exhibitor Feedback
Having attracted representation from 45 countries, EFEE would like to thank all of its sponsors for their support in helping to make the conference a resounding success!
The 6th EFEE World Conference will take place from 18-20 September 2011 in Lisbon, Portugal.
We look forward to seeing you there!
DEP Backtracks on Vow Not to Use Explosives at Jerome Park Reservoir
from the NY Daily News
Less than nine months after telling a judge it would not use blasting on a Bronx water tunnel project, the city has gone back on its word - possibly lighting the fuse on a new lawsuit.
Mangorewa Gorge Closures Start Next Week
from VOXY News Engine
Daily closures of the State Highway 36 Tauranga Direct/Pyes Pa Rd between Rotorua and Tauranga will begin next Monday to enable rock blasting to be carried out to widen the highway.
Rocks Blocking Whittier Tunnel Get Blasted
from KVTA CBS 11
It's been shutdown for almost a month, keeping some people stuck on both sides. A rock slide closed down the Whittier tunnel making it a challenge to get in out of town. But the challenges don't end there as the state has been busy trying to figure out how to safely open up things up. With their eyes set on Whittier, Department of Transportation (DOT) officials have been working around the clock trying to move rocks that are blocking the tunnel.
Bomb Squad Training Set for this Week
from Metro News Ottawa
Explosive disposal training will be the order of the day at several public locations throughout Ottawa Thursday and Friday. Ottawa Police will be conducting the training scenarios at several unnamed locations. There will not be any live explosives used in the exercises, and the public will not be informed of their locations ahead of time.