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Basic Services, Civil Service

Unemployment fraud possibly topped $1 billion in 2020, Washington state auditor says

April 14, 2021

Via: StateScoop

The amount of fraudulent unemployment insurance claims paid out by the State of Washington last year was likely far higher than the $647 million identified by state officials, and possibly as great as $1.1 billion, according to reports published Tuesday […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Recycling Technology Turns COVID-19 PPE into Reusable Plastic Blocks

April 14, 2021

Via: Waste360

The United Kingdom is using approximately 53 million single-use face masks daily. Cardiff-based Thermal Compaction Group has developed specialized thermal heating machines that converts used PPE such as gowns and masks into reusable plastic blocks in one hour. The blocks […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Higher Garbage Bills for Auburn, CA Residents

April 13, 2021

Via: Waste360

The closed landfill in Auburn, CA is costing tax payers money as the city continues to meet the post-closure requirements of the permit for the landfill. The 40-acre landfill, which was closed in 1984, was built in 1957 and is […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Ford and HP collaborate to transform 3d waste into auto parts

April 13, 2021

Via: Waste Management World

The recycled materials are being used to manufacture injection-molded fuel-line clips installed first on Super Duty F-250 trucks. The parts have better chemical and moisture resistance than conventional versions, are 7 percent lighter and cost 10 percent less. The Ford […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

ANALYSIS: Mayor de Blasio Has Abandoned the Open Streets ‘Program’

April 12, 2021

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Open streets or open warfare? The mayor’s signature effort to bring car-free outdoor space to COVID-stricken neighborhoods last year is increasingly looking like it will collapse unless city officials do something to assert authority over a program that has left […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Why Biden Is Right to Think Beyond the DOT in His Infrastructure Package

April 12, 2021

Via: NYC Streets Blog

When opponents of Biden’s infrastructure plan argue that most of the package isn’t devoted to building “traditional” infrastructure like roads and bridges, they’re ignoring something absolutely critical: that America’s transportation landscape will never be truly safe or sustainable until we […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

US National Parks are getting greenfield 5G networks

April 12, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

AccessParks and FreedomFi are partnering to use CBRS spectrum and open-source 5G network software to bring high-speed connectivity to hundreds of sites within the U.S. National Park system, beginning with 200 California state parks. AccessParks, a specialized Internet Service Provider […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

This is why companys are adopting strategies to integrate circularity

April 9, 2021

Via: Waste Management World

Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis finds that leading brand owners and original equipment manufacturers in the industry are adopting strategies to integrate sustainability and circularity into their business activities following mounting pressure from consumers and government bodies. While nearly 370 […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Utility distribution systems ‘increasingly at risk’ for cyberattacks, GAO report concludes

April 8, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

The increasing use of ICS to manage the electric grid has been recognized as a threat to the transmission and generation sectors, but GAO’s report concludes federal security rules overlook increasing risks to distribution systems. “Distribution systems are growing more […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

NWRA Calls on Congressmen to Support Incentives for Increased Private Sector Domestic Recycling Infrastructure

April 8, 2021

Via: Waste360

Arlington, VA – Congressmen Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) and Larry Buschon (R-IN) reintroduced the Realizing the Economic Opportunities and Values of Expanding Recycling (RECOVER) Act on April 5. The legislation, which mirrors the bill they introduced in late 2019, would provide […]