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8th GeoTechnical, GeoPhysical, and GeoEnvironmental Technology Transfer Conference and Expo (Geo3T2)

April 9-10 at Embassy Suites Hotel, Cary, NC

The Geo3T2 Conference and Expo will explore the challenges and advances in the areas of geotechnical, geophysical and geoenvironmental engineering. The primary purpose of the conference is to bring together geoprofessionals from across the industry including consultants, contractors, material suppliers, governmental employees and members of academia. This conference will provide opportunities to interact with these geoprofessionals as well as a forum for exchanging ideas, experience and research which will allow attendees to become aware of the latest technologies.

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Spring Field Trip – Reed Gold Mine, Midland, NC

Saturday, April 11 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Meet at Reed Gold Mine: 9621 Reed Mine Road, Midland, NC
Cost: $20 for members and non-members, FREE for students and children (8 years and older)
Field Trip Registration Deadline: Monday, April 6, 2015
Field Trip Waiver: Please sign/date and return field trip waiver (below)

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Section Spring Meeting held jointly with the Eastern Branch,
North Carolina Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers

Speaker: 2014-15 Richard H. Jahns Distinguished Lecturer in Engineering Geology Eldon Gath
Presentation: Tectonic Geomorphic and Paleoseismic Investigations for the Panama Canal
Time: 5:30-9 p.m.
Date: Thursday, April 16
Place: Natty Greene’s Pub & Brewing, 505 West Jones St., Downtown Raleigh
Cost: AEG and ASCE members $25, non-members $30, teachers $10, students free with college ID
RSVP: Email Madeline German by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 13

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Section news

The Winter edition of GeoNews is out and available HERE.


News Brief

Coal Ash Jobs in NC
The following is a summary of an article in the NC Insider by Benjamin Brown on Feb. 24, 2015.

A 10-day application period just ended for a communications specialist, who will become the lead contact for coal ash, advising leadership, educating the public, serving as a liaison to other departments and governments and interacting with reporters. The Coal Ash Management Act called for 25 new long term positions at DENR and elsewhere with an allocation of $1.75 million covered by fees on Duke Energy. Presently, 20 coal ash dedicated jobs already staffed at NCDENR include hydrogeologists, environmental specialists and engineers; while others with similar titles are pending or have yet to be filled. Additionally, the Department of Public Safety is to establish five new positions to assist the recently established Coal Ash Management Commission, with the goal to prioritize coal ash sites to close. Three of the five positions have been filled and the agency is recruiting for an engineer and analyst to fulfill the remaining two.  Money for these positions would also be covered by utility fees.


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