South Carolina politicians investigating the failed V.C. Summer nuclear expansion would do well to focus on Westinghouse Electric Co.’s “unbuildable” design for its AP1000 nuclear reactors, people who worked on the project told ENR.
After Miami Beach’s Sunset Harbour neighborhood experienced extreme foot-deep “sunny-day flooding” because of a king tide, city engineer Bruce Mowry and public-works director Eric Carpenter realized the city’s injection-well drainage system didn’t work.
Maintaining Route 12, the main highway serving the barrier island of Hatteras Island, N.C., is a near-constant battle against the elements. Now, instead of continuing the battle, the state has decided to move the road.
For years, the city of Miami Beach had approached the concept of sea-level rise much like that of other coastal communities: with a lot of “talk talk talk” but not much action, says Bruce Mowry, city engineer.
Behind a bitter legal battle that has stalled plans for an $800-million “signature” bridge project on the Miami skyline, there are two dramatically different interpretations of just how the winning team was to be selected.