The Senate Finance Committee approved a health-care reform bill on Oct. 13 by a 14-9 vote. Sen. Olympia Snowe (Maine) was the lone Republican to support the bill. Groups like the Associated Builders and Contractors oppose the bill in its present form, saying it imposes a mandate on employers to provide health coverage. The measure next goes to the Senate floor to be merged with a bill cleared by the Health, Education Labor and Pensions Committee.
Arch dams, classically curved monoliths situated in narrow valleys, are not as common as other types of dams, such as embankment dams and gravity dams. ENR takes a look at some of the biggest arch dams in the world, both completed and under construction.