Stories From Around The World

Below are links to videos and personal interest stories that we find interesting and you may too. The stories and videos on this page are not associated with PipeMedic or any of PipeMedic's affiliated companies. Enjoy!

PG&E Pipeline Upgrade Could Top $11 Billion. Following the San Bruno pipeline failure in September 2010, the National Transportation Safety Board conducted a detailed examination of that failure and as a result mandated PG&E to repair/replace the old faulty gas pipes. As reported in this article by San Francisco Chronicle on March 20, 2012, the cost of repair of these pipes exceeds $11 billion. Please click here to read the story. Our PipeMedic technology that won the 2011 Trenchless Technology Project of the Year Award allows repair of these pipelines with minimal digging and disruption and at a fraction of the reported costs!

LIQUID ASSETS. This documentary tells the story of essential infrastructure systems: water, wastewater, and stormwater. Out of sight, beneath our feet, these systems are in disrepair across the country. Fixing them may be the largest public works project in our history. To watch video, please click here.

NEW RISKS FOR NUCLEAR PLANTS. Reactors in Central, Eastern U.S. Face Greater Earthquake Threat, Study Finds ~ Written by: Rebecca Smith, Wall Street Journal (Feb. 1, 2012) click here.

AMERICA'S FAILING INFRASTRUCTURE: A SCARY PICTURE. Just how safe is the bridge you crossed on your way to work today? You may not want to know. By Jim Patterson & Liisa Rajala, Kiplinger (Nov, 3, 2011) click here.

30-STORY BUILDING BUILT IN 15 DAYS!!. What can you accomplish in 360 hours? The Chinese sustainable building company, Broad Group, has yet attempted another impossible feat, building a 30-story tall hotel prototype in 360 hours, after building a 15-story building in a week earlier in 2011. To watch the time lapse video of this incredible feat, please click here.

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