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Mercedes Tells Owners of 292K Vehicles to Stop Driving Them

DETROIT (AP) — Mercedes-Benz is telling the owners of more than 292,000 vehicles in the U.S. to stop driving them due to a problem that could cause the brakes to fail. The German automaker is recalling the vehicles and says …

Future Seawalls: Higher, Stronger and Better for Marine Life

MIAMI (AP) — Seawalls, despite more natural innovations like “living” shorelines, aren’t going anywhere in Florida — except up. With thousands of miles of coastline facing two feet of sea level rise by 2060, some cities and counties, including Miami-Dade, …

Report: Evidence of Extensive Corrosion in Collapsed Condo

MIAMI (AP) — Video released by a team of federal investigators shows more evidence of extensive corrosion and overcrowded concrete reinforcement in a Miami-area condominium that collapsed in June, killing 98 people. The National Institute of Standards and Technology also …

Engineer Reported ‘Major Error’ in Construction of Condo Tower That Collapsed

A 2018 engineering report released by the city of Surfside, Florida on Saturday found a “major error” in the construction of the 12-story condominium building that collapsed on Thursday morning, leading to water infiltration that caused structural damage below the …

Lawyers Seeking 32% of $641M Flint Tainted Water Settlement

DETROIT (AP) — Lawyers who negotiated a $641 million settlement for victims of Flint’s lead-contaminated water are asking a judge to set aside up to 32% for fees and expenses for years of work on the case. If granted, the …

Flint Joins $641M Deal to Settle Lawsuits Over Lead In Water

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Flint City Council on Tuesday signed off on its portion of a $641 million settlement with residents of the poor, majority-Black city who were exposed to lead-tainted water. The city’s insurer would kick in $20 …

Hyundai Warns Owners to Park Outside, Recalls 180,000 SUVs

DETROIT — For the second time this month, Hyundai is telling some SUV owners to park outdoors because an electrical short in a computer could cause vehicles to catch fire. The Korean automaker is recalling about 180,000 Tucson SUVs in …

Lessons Learned After a Large Pipeline Failure in Canada: Viewpoint

Twelve years ago an oil field gathering system in Northern British Columbia suffered a major pipeline failure leading to significant losses. The oil field owner was ISH Energy Ltd. that had contracted with an oil field service company, Weber Contract …

Corrosion Considered in Deadly Ohio Fair Ride Accident

A manufacturer’s explanation that corrosion caused an amusement ride to fly apart in a deadly accident at the Ohio State Fair doesn’t answer why or when it began rusting away or how it went unnoticed. The details released by the …

Aging Infrastructure, Lack of Resources Often Contribute to Pipeline Failure

Thirty years of watching metal fail, often spectacularly, and Mehrooz Zamanzadeh has developed some go-to mantras. “Mother Nature doesn’t like what she didn’t make,” he likes to say. That means when a man-made object is exposed to the environment – …