Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

Funding gaps

New report: San Diego has huge infrastructure problem

Councilman Mark Kersey with the city's sidewalk assessment team. SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

UT San Diego

San Diego Union-Tribune

San Diego got a clear picture Wednesday of how badly the city’s roads, sidewalks and other infrastructure has deteriorated during decades of neglect. City officials estimate $3.9 billion in repairs and upgrades are needed over the next five years, but that only $2.2 billion in funding is available. One area with the largest gap: stormwater upgrades.

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Hinkley water cleanup proposal issued by state

San Bernardino Sun

State regulators have released a draft order for the partial cleanup of the world's largest contamination site for cancer-causing chromium-6. The final cleanup order is years away and it is anticipated the work to complete that task will span decades.

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Sac State plans to launch new research institute

Sacramento Bee

Sacramento State plans to launch a new institute that will merge environmental science and policymaking, particularly concerning climate change and water-related issues that challenge California. Campus officials say the Institute for Water, Energy, Sustainability and Technology, or iWEST, will be up and running this fall.

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