A 2010 photo of the road blocks at Fort McClellan, Alabama leading into one of the main marching fields known as Marshall Field.

Recent Civil Rights Rallies Have Called Attention To The Military Use of Riot Control Gas.

ALBANY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, July 6, 2020 / — A national group of medical patients who are former military service veterans of Fort McClellan, Alabama, have been working since the year 2003 to have the Dept. of Veterans Affairs recognize the use of CS Riot Control Gas as a contributing disability cause stemming from a multiple-spill contamination zone that was discovered there in the 1990s.

CS Riot Control Gas was used extensively at the base in a variety of outdoors field maneuvers, from the Korean War era years until 1998, when the federal ownership of the base came to an end and it was closed. As a singular training chemical, the use of CS Gas is normally safe. But at Fort McClellan, there were other contributing toxic sites at play. The veterans group says the other combined spill sites were significant enough to consider the use of CS Gas as a cumulative health risk to the soldiers who were stationed there at the time. Environmental engineering reports and shipping records have established the fact that two versions of the Riot Control Gas were used at Fort McClellan. In military training, the more commonly used version of the gas is diluted down to a lower strength and is referred to as a “simulant”. But other papers also show that live-agent CS Gas was used at McClellan Army base prior to 1998.

In 1989, the American Medical Association revised the toxicity science for CS Gas to show that it can contribute to or cause asthma or other moderate respiratory conditions as a long-term health condition. In the VA disability claims process, these long-term health conditions are often referred to as “delayed onset conditions”. Although the Center for Disease Control does recognize the new science findings, the veterans say that the VA has failed to update to the new science changes.

The group calls themselves Toxic Exposure Army Veterans of Fort McClellan and can be found on Facebook. They are hopeful that the recent attention that’s been drawn to the use of gassing protest marchers, will help to increase the public awareness about their own military service efforts in Washington to get the VA to recognize their claims.

After the McClellan Vets had entered the VA disability claims process, they discovered that the VA was not using licensed Environmental Health doctors to either conduct disability exams, or to staff accessible clinics at the VA Hospitals for toxic exposure reviews they may need on demand. They also discovered that the claims rater workforce that VA is using to deny their disability cases with, is a clerical workforce with only a minimal high school education and having no specialized medical backgrounds.


The medical patient veterans who make up the national stakeholder’s group of Toxic Exposure Army Veterans of Fort McClellan, are from all branches of service. The group was started in 2003 and has been working tirelessly at various points in Washington DC to overcome the process obstacles that are posed to us at the VA agency. Army veteran, Sue Frasier, is the founder of the group and works in meetings across Capitol Hill to advocate for their cause. Most of the veterans have returned back to their home states and don’t live in Alabama. Because of our age group, many of the veterans do not have the necessary computer skills to place them online. Those few who can be found, are organized on our Facebook page and through email chains. Our numbers are far greater offline than what we have located online. The pre-screening effort is accomplished by asking the veterans to review health science papers that are matched to the known toxic sources from Fort McClellan. This is to determine if they are a medical match for VA processing purposes. Most of the veterans are fully diagnosed at this stage of their lives, and many are already getting treated inside the VA Hospital system. Others have not yet been told about the contamination zone and are still getting treated in private care, but without this important medical information made available to them.


A]. This is a LINK to the 3-page excerpt of the 1977 Aberdeen, MD environmental site report of Fort McClellan, showing the dispensed inventory that was used for both live-agent CS Riot Control Gas and the diluted simulant version. (3 pages PDF not copyrighted)

B]. The LINK here goes directly to the Center For Disease Control and shows the long term health outcomes for exposures to CS Riot Control Gas (web page).

C]. This next LINK goes directly to the published JAMA science paper of 1989 that revised the toxicity science for use of CS Riot Control Gas. The VA has not updated to this new finding in the sciences (web page).,%2C%20carcinogenic%2C%20and%20reproductive%20effects.

D]. This is a PowerPoint slide showing the narrative summary of how CS Riot Control Gas was used on the veterans, based on what is showing in the Fort McClellan environmental engineering papers. 1 page, PDF not copyrighted.

E]. This LINK goes to a 2-page PDF scan copy of the biography of VA exam doctors that were used in the disability case of activist Sue Frasier. Neither doctor is licensed in the practice of Environmental Health. It was also discovered that VA doctors are blocked from seeing the veterans active duty treatment records by the exam computer system. 2 pages PDF original work not copyrighted.

F]. This final pair of LINKS goes to the policy doctrine regulations for the Environmental Protection Agency that advises against multiple, low-level exposure incidents to humans. The veterans say this regulation was breached at Fort McClellan prior to 1998. online web page.
40 CFR 1508.7 Cumulative Impact

40 CFR 1508.8 Effects

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Chagrin Documentary Film Festival is ON

11th Annual Chagrin Documentary Film Festival program cover.

11th Annual Chagrin Documentary Film Festival program cover.

CHAGRIN FALLS, OHIO, UNITED STATES, July 6, 2020 / — The show must go on! The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival (CDFF), one of the top documentary film festivals in the country, has announced their most creative film festival yet. Adapting to the constantly changing social distancing guidelines, CDFF has created both an in-person and an online streaming Festival to provide the best in documentary film to the audience members across Northeast Ohio and the US. The National Endowment for the Arts announced a special $50,000 grant for CDFF on June 30 in support of the Festival’s commitment to bring people together in unique — and safe — ways.

Adhering to CDC guidelines, and the safety and comfort of festival goers, the festival, which is located in Chagrin Falls (right outside of Cleveland), has designed two outdoor venues consisting of an LED screen in Riverside Park and an adapted Drive-In location in Chagrin Falls Village. Membership packages this year include perks such as Drive-In Docs reserved parking, Films in the Park, Fest to Go boxes and extended CDFF On Demand streaming which allows members full access to films from the comfort of their own home. The 11th annual festival will take place October 6 — 11.

“The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival is needed more than ever in our community,” said William Tomko, mayor of Chagrin Falls. “This Festival brings in much needed stimulus to our restaurants and merchants and, more importantly, also brings us together to discuss important topics in divisive times.”

Members will get special access to online and in-person films, the inside scoop, and many other benefits all while contributing to the sustainability and legacy of this very special event. The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival has continued to grow in attendance, seeing an audience of 13,000+ in 2019 and being named to MovieMaker Magazine’s “Top 50 Festivals Worth the Submission Fee” for the 8th consecutive year.

Earlier this year, CDFF announced a new partnership with Gravitas Ventures to benefit documentary filmmakers and further their shared missions of promoting the art of documentary film by guaranteeing distribution to the winners of two categories at this October’s festival. Adding to the list of perks for filmmakers, CDFF recently partnered with PopDoc to help filmmakers expand the audience of their documentary shorts. PopDoc will select 5 CDFF short films to award a paid social media advertising campaign, interviews on the PopDoc Podcast and will be screened for a live audience on their Live Stream.

The Festival draws audiences from all over Northeast Ohio, the U.S. and the world to experience documentary films and the compelling art and culture they highlight. This year’s Festival has received additional grant support from Ohio Humanities.

The full schedule and individual tickets will be available in early September.

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CORRECTION: An Open Letter to the Prime Ministers of Canada and India from Krishnan Suthanthiran — "I too have a dream"

Krishnan Suthanthiran, TeamBest Global Companies/Best Cure Global Foundation/Kitsault Energy

Krishnan Suthanthiran, TeamBest Global Companies/Best Cure Global Foundation/Kitsault Energy

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An Open Letter to the Honorable Justin Trudeau and Honorable Narendra Modi from Krishnan Suthanthiran seeking a Free Trade Agreement in 2020

I am requesting that both leaders make a commitment to sign a Free Trade Agreement in 2020, benefiting both Canada and India to increase their economic and cultural prosperity.”

— Krishnan Suthanthiran, TeamBest Global Companies & Kitsault Energy

OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA, July 6, 2020 / — NOTE: This press release is being reissued to correct a previous version released on July 1, 2020 containing the unfortunate misspelling of the Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first name ("Narinder" has been changed to "Narendra"). We apologize for this error and any offense it may have caused.

Today is Canada Day — celebrated by all Canadians in Canada and abroad — a very very Happy Canada Day to all!

This Canada Day is so different from any that has been celebrated over the last 153 years. With lockdowns in many parts of the world still in effect, and mandatory closing of dining inside restaurants, partial or full closures of shopping centers/retail stores, sports arenas, even places of worship, social distancing/mask-wearing mandatory in many places, banning of mass public gatherings, etc. many Canadians will be staying home and quietly celebrating Canada Day.

COVID-19 has challenged the healthcare delivery systems of the entire world, with more than 500,000 individuals having died and more than 10 million infected with the disease, and 500 million individuals losing jobs in massive downturn in economic activities, causing 20 to 30 trillion USD in loss of GDP for 2020 collectively for all countries globally.

India is the largest democracy in the world, since its Independence from Great Britain in 1947. Canada has been an independent nation for more than 150 years. There are many hundreds of thousands of Indo-Canadians in Canada contributing significantly to the economic, cultural and educational progress of Canada.

In early September of 1969, I arrived in Ottawa, Canada from India with just 400 CAD and an admission into Carleton University to pursue my Master’s Degree. Since arriving in Ottawa in 1969, I received a National Research Council of Canada research assistant-ship and graduated with M.Eng. from Carleton University in the Spring of 1971. Now, I am the President of Best Theratronics Ltd. (BTL) located in Ottawa, Canada, with 160+ high-tech employees, helping to treat and save millions of Cancer patients globally, using technology invented (in 1951) and manufactured by Canadian scientists and engineers. The vast majority of cancer patients getting radiation therapy treatments in India receive their treatment from this Canadian Technology — namely, Theratrons. Currently, more than 20 cancer centers have placed orders with BTL for these Theratrons, to be installed and commissioned over the next year. I plan to travel to India soon, to start the process of establishing 1000+ Multi-Specialty Centers connected to express and mobile clinics in India alone over the next decade, using many of the technologies manufactured in Canada.

In addition, I purchased Kitsault, BC, Canada in January 2005 — formerly a mining town that was closed in 1983, with the significant price reduction of Molybdenum ore (used for hardening Steel.) Since then, I have invested many tens of Millions of dollars to maintain and restore it, and established Kitsault Energy (KE) to be used for a dedicated energy corridor terminal and port to export Canadian energy products to Asia, including India. KE has received an Export Permit from the National Energy Board of Canada to export 20 million tons of LNG per year. Both Spectra (Enbridge) and TransCanada (TC) have received approvals for three different pipeline routes to transport Natural Gas from BC/Alberta to BC NW ports, via or going through near Kitsault, to produce LNG for Export to Asia.

India and Canada need each other. India is hungry for many food products of Canada and more importantly, energy products. Canadian Energy companies and farmers need to export their goods to Asia, and India is particularly important, as they import the majority of their energy products. Kitsault Energy with its Biofuel division, Kitsault BioFuel and Green House Projects (including Indoor vertical gardens), can help solve the energy needs of India, as well as their pollution problems in the next decade.

For more than 10 years, Canada and India have been trying to negotiate a free trade agreement, without reaching an accord. During these challenging times for India and Canada, and the whole world, I am requesting that both leaders make a commitment to sign a Free Trade Agreement in 2020, benefiting both Canada and India to increase their economic and cultural prosperity.

I, too, have a dream — that in 2020, India and Canada will reach a Free Trade Agreement!

Again, a very Happy Canada Day to everyone celebrating today — be safe and be healthy!

Best Wishes,
Krishnan Suthanthiran, President & Founder
TeamBest Global Companies • Best Cure Global Foundation • Kitsault Energy

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Other related Press Releases from Krishnan Suthanthiran:
Waste Into Energy in Canada & India (Feb 19, 2018)
Energy Challenges of India & Canada (Feb 14, 2018)
Canada Energy Crisis (Oct 2016)
Canada Energy Crisis (Jan 2016)
Letter to Trudeau (2015)

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Weiner & Lasky: Democrats' Senate, WH Hinge on Biden Preempting Predictable Trump Investigations Playbook

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES, July 6, 2020 / — Former White House Drug Policy Spokesman Robert Weiner and Ben Lasky, senior policy analyst for Robert Weiner Associates and Solutions for Change, have published an article in OpEdNews (H3 when came out, the site's #3 lead op-ed nationally) “Democrats Chances of Taking Senate and Replacing Trump Could Hinge on Biden Leaving His House More Often.”) The authors contended, Biden Aggressive Events & Preempting Predictable Trump "Investigations"Playbook". They add, "Dukakis Blew Huge Lead by Staying Home and Biden Could Too; Must Preempt Predictable Later Personal Attacks by Trump, Barr, Durham, Lindsay Graham.”

Weiner and Lasky begin, “Recent polls show Democratic challenger Theresa Greenfield leading incumbent Iowa Senator Joni Ernst by two or three points. The chance of changing the Iowa seat and others around the country, including Susan Collins and even Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, plus overall Senate control, could be determined by what happens at the top of the ballot.”

They continue, “Trump will use every trick in his book as Election Day nears. Attorney General William Barr and Barr appointee-prosecutor John Durham will try to paint Biden as a Ukraine briber for his son's profits–even though Biden was carrying out policy of the U.S. and E.U. policy to replace the existing prosecutor who was corrupt with a better one who would end more corruption and serve Ukraine well. Trump, Barr, Durham, and Senate trump ally (and regular golfing buddy, including this week) Lindsay Graham, Judiciary Chair, will try to replay the Comey playbook of a last-minute investigation like they did against Hillary Clinton—‘full of sound and fury, signifying nothing" as Shakespeare famously wrote.’”

They point out, “But the bad-mouthing, which worked against Hillary Clinton after Comey's non-reinvestigation, will happen to Biden now, with new actors.”

They go on, “As the US and the rest of the world grapple with police brutality and Coronavirus, Joe Biden has been reduced to running for president from his basement other than a couple well received speeches in Philadelphia and Houston, plus his most recent ‘Trump is derelict in his duty’ speech this week in Wilmington, in Biden's home state of Delaware. While he is now ahead of President Trump nationally and in key battleground states, the election is still over four months away. He could lose if he is seen as living on just being ‘not Trump’".

They write, “By sitting back and hoping that Trump loses the election by his personality as well as his handling of the Coronavirus and Black Lives Matter protests, Biden risks becoming the modern day Michael Dukakis. Dukakis blew a 15 point lead by insisting on spending most of the work week in his house in Massachusetts. As the Los Angeles Times' Bob Drogin wrote following the 1988 election, ‘Dukakis tried to sit on his lead,’ despite the fact that half of his supporters couldn't identify any of his policies.”

They assert, “Just like the rest of the country, staying at home forever is not a realistic option.”

They explain, “This is not to say that Biden should hold rallies, as Trump did indoors in Tulsa, Okla. on June 20 and Phoenix, Arizona on June 23., despite health experts' warnings. But there are actions the former vice president can take. Trump has toured manufacturing plants where they produce surgical masks.”

They report, “Four-Star General Barry McCaffrey, the former SouthCom (Latin America) Commander, Colin Powell's assistant, and former Drug Czar, is usually non-partisan in presidential elections. But he told us one of the best suggestions we've heard. He said Biden should rent out a floor of a hotel in D.C. and hold meetings with the intellectual communities that form policies. He should hold press conferences regularly with media cameras and reporters. While Elizabeth Warren came up short in her run for the Democratic nomination, she received praise for her long list of specific policy proposals, a strategy the Biden campaign could adopt– and do it more actively with more media than even Warren generated.”

They continue, “Biden needs to give people an idea of what kind of president he would be.”

They contend, “After Trump's confusing, inaccurate Oval Office address on the Coronavirus on March 11, Biden gave his own speech the next day about what his plan would be. With American flags surrounding him, and plans that actually made sense, it's about as stark a contrast as one ca think of. In a speech on June 30, Biden properly said, ‘It's not about I, it's about us.’"

They write, “Trump makes it easy for him. Biden would have scored major points if he gave a major policy speech, in public (with limited attendees) the day after Trump suggested that Americans inject and consume Lysol to fight off the infection. The president gives him these chances on a near daily basis. It's time to stop playing ‘prevent defense.’ Now, he points to the ludicrous non-reading of daily national security briefings, or ignoring their findings.”

They go on, “Biden's ongoing activity will be far more appealing to the American people– if he shows sincerity for policies that are designed to serve the nation, not the self-aggrandizement the American people are weary of from Trump.”

Weiner and Lasky conclude, “Not only Biden's Presidential chances, but Iowa's Senate race and control of the Senate, are at stake.”

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The Global Construction Market Growth Is Expected To Recover After Slight Decline Due To COVID-19

Buildings Construction Global Market Report 2020-30: Covid 19 Impact And Recovery

Buildings Construction Global Market Report 2020-30: Covid 19 Impact And Recovery

The Business Research Company’s Construction Global Market Report 2020-30: Covid 19 Impact And Recovery

LONDON, GREATER LONDON, UK, July 6, 2020 / — The global construction market is expected to decline from $12,744.5 billion in 2019 to $12,633.9 billion in 2020 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of -0.9%. The outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) acted as a massive restraint on the construction market in 2020, as supply chains were disrupted due to trade restrictions and construction activities were affected because of lockdowns imposed by governments globally. Covid-19 is an infectious disease with flu-like symptoms including fever, cough, and difficulty in breathing. The virus was first identified in 2019 in Wuhan, Hubei province of the People’s Republic of China, and spread globally including Western Europe, North America and Asia. Construction companies depend on supply of raw materials and equipment from domestic and international suppliers. As many governments restricted the movement of goods across countries and locally, companies had to halt construction activities due to lack of equipment and raw material. The outbreak is expected to continue to have a negative impact on businesses throughout 2020 and into 2021. However, it is expected that the construction market will recover from the shock across the forecast period as it is a 'black swan' event and not related to ongoing or fundamental weaknesses in the market or the global economy. The global construction market size is then expected to recover and reach $15,482 billion by 2023.

Rapid growth in investments in renewable power generation capacities is expected to drive the construction market in the forecast period. A large number of power generation companies are investing in renewable energy sources, especially in the USA and European countries. For instance, in December 2017, EDF Energy announced an investment of more than €25 billion in solar power infrastructure. Further, governments globally are also promoting renewable energy sources by offering incentives and subsidies to renewable power generation companies. The Australian government offered $600 million in subsidies to wind power generators. This is expected to boost the demand for services provided by construction companies, thereby driving the market during the forecast period.

Building construction companies are increasingly using green construction techniques to build energy efficient buildings and reduce construction costs. Green construction refers to the practice of using sustainable building materials and construction processes to create energy-efficient buildings with minimal environmental impact. According to World Green Building Trends Survey 2015, about 51% of construction firms in the UK were involved in green construction projects. Certifications such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) help construction companies to develop high-performance, sustainable residential and commercial buildings, and also offer a variety of benefits, from tax deductions to marketing opportunities. Sustainable construction materials such as natural paints and steel beams made from recycled material are being widely used in the UK. Other green construction techniques such as cross-ventilation for more natural environment, green construction software such as Construction Suite to ensure green compliance, and Green Globes management tool are also being used in the construction industry.

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Pandemic, the Story of Humanity

Pandemic - The story of mankind

Pandemic-the story of mankind

Clearing Obstacles

Open your Life Path

Zsa Zsa Tudos author

Happiness the Missing Factor

The Last Wakeup Call for Survival. It is the last chance to start taking responsibilities and switch to conscious living.

There is greater happiness out there. It is the result of conscious and responsible living. Embrace the world so it can embrace you. Otherwise, you'll walk alone.”

— Zsa Zsa Tudos AKIA Philosophy

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, July 6, 2020 / — Today, the chain of events clearly show the effect of the “everything is interrelated” phenomena. But do we really understand the meaning of this fact?

It means that events and all the creatures connected to Earth come from the same source. Naturally, the end of the matrix is the ever-expanding universe however, it would be safer to stay on the planet right now.
The pandemic is the result of many years in abuse and authoritarian tyranny of earthlings, over their life source, the planet itself. Without mental and emotional intelligence mankind risen above the cycle of nature, and started destroying it, not realising that the score is self-inflicted and suffocates existence ever faster.
The virus led to the self-isolating process, where most people lost the little self-respect they had and allowed the aggression of aimless floating pile up within. Domestic violence, killing, and child abuse became everyday events and the main subjects in media.

The killing of George Floyd came handy to the international frustration, and to the authorities of the manipulating, ruthless and self-appointed leaders, who hide behind the riot against racism, while they wipe countries and their people off the map. And nobody bothers. The end of Palestine didn’t deserve a headline. In Asia, the killing of Muslims is widely acknowledged. The infinite dictatorship forced on European countries such as Hungary and Poland happened just as quietly, giving ways to more racism, hatred, hunger, and frustration.

I am suggesting that to achieve a better life on Earth, every earthling needs to be equally respected. This esteem can only grow from within and spread internationally.

The cycle of nature has to be implemented yet again. It is interesting to see how mankind only kills beautiful, majestic, rare and peaceful animals, on the top of the ladder of nature, while allowing rats, pigeons, stray cats, and many other species to multiply, spread diseases and ruin the environment. Why are we so suicidal?
The confusion and frustration go back to the meddled history given to earthlings, especially that of the various origin stories, representing different belief systems. However, deep down, earthlings remember. They recall a place somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean, they started to refer to as Atlantis however, the actual whereabouts and what happened to it is unclear. They talk about Lemuria but again, the rest is a non-logical explanation. Stories about underground civilisations surfaced during the last 20 years or so, and there are gap-filled stories about underwater cities, where everybody is happy and at peace.

The other important factor that leads to oblivion, is that everything is energy. As such, everything is an electro-magnetic power. Everything and everybody. The planet itself has to be in some kind of electro-magnetic harmony, therefore removing or adding to it needs conscious planning and attention. The satellites of many competing companies above, bombarding Earth and its inhabitants with electro-magnetic rays, as they supply countless industries. As “likes attract” some people will be affected and some will not. Now that we have the 5G introduced, and the 42k new satellites added, we do not have much of a chance, for the digital transmitters totally blocking the already densely populated aura, diminishing the possibility of receiving fresh air from the solar system. The residue flairs produced by the money makers, also killing nature as the side effect, therefore oxygen is getting more contaminated and less safe for human consumption.

Due to the ever-growing amount of electro-magnetic residue, the epidemics and pandemics of recent years affect the respiratory system mainly with certain side-effects resulting from the lack of oxygen and clear water. A few years back, when the SEO of Nestle announced it to the world that all consumable water supply should come through them, for people have no right to the water under the ground, even if it is in their own back garden, not many of could see it becoming reality so soon.

The COVID19 pandemic is not an organic virus, therefore it cannot be treated with a vaccine. It seems to pick up people randomly. However, without cleaning up our act we are on the road towards the slow death we inflicted on ourselves.
In case you want to know more about the subject, please refer to the book.

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American & British Water Utilities Adopt Electro Scan to Test New & Existing Trenchless Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP)

Hours apart, Electro Scan field crew members Mackenzie App in the United States and Brad Weston in the United Kingdom test Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) showing the growing demand for machine-intelligent technology to test the watertightness of new and existing pipes.

Hours apart, Electro Scan field crew members Mackenzie App in the United States and Brad Weston in the United Kingdom test Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) showing the growing demand for machine-intelligent technology to test the watertightness of new and existing pipes.

Defective CIPP liners in pressurized water mains.

Defective CIPP liners in pressurized water mains.

Low voltage conductivity allows utilities to automatically identify location and severity of defects in Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) and other trenchless rehabilitation.

Example defective customer reconnections, after CIPP installation and lateral reinstatement.

Example defective customer reconnections, after CIPP installation and lateral reinstatement.

Widespread Use of Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) for Trenchless Rehabilitation Results in Increase Demand for Early Warning QA/QC of Leaks, Pinholes, and Liner Permeability

Widespread Use of Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) for Trenchless Rehabilitation Results in Increase Demand for Early Warning QA/QC of Leaks, Pinholes, and Liner Permeability.

Outdated Visual Inspection of Widely Used CIPP Being Replaced By Machine-Based Technology to Locate & Quantify Leaks Missed by CCTV Cameras

It's the dirty little secret of the industry that poorly cured or badly installed CIPP liners can leak. And, pipes can actually leak more after CIPP, if customer services are not properly restored.”

— Chuck Hansen, Chairman & Founder, Electro Scan Inc.

SACRAMENTO, CALIF., USA, July 2, 2020 / — Yesterday, in the early morning hours in Great Britain, Brad Weston, Director, Electro Scan (UK) Limited, used a machine-intelligent technology to test recently installed underground pipes that promised a 50-year useful life by lining old pipes, without the need to dig up streets or even a farmer's field.

A few hours later in the United States, Mackenzie App, Field Services Manager, Electro Scan Inc., began scanning Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP), representing a trenchless method of pipe rehabilitation, demonstrating the growing demand for quality assurance testing of a widely used repair technique.

CIPP has enjoyed a long history in the municipal and utility construction industry without much quality assurance testing once the new pipe is installed underground.

In 1971, Eric Wood first implemented cured-in-place pipe technology in London, England, calling the process 'insitu form' derived from the Latin meaning "form in place". Granted a patent in 1977 the process entered the public domain in 1994, with the majority of lining contractors and suppliers only required to submit CCTV inspections without the requirement to test full-length 360-degree liners for watertightness.

Both UK and US Electro Scan CIPP surveys were performed in accordance with strict COVID-19 health & safety requirements finding and measuring leaks in Liters per Second and Gallons per Minute, respectively, with worldwide testing performed throughout the pandemic.

Missed by high resolution Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras, Electro Scan's patented and patent-pending technology provides truth-testing of lined pipes, including all pipe materials for gravity sewer mains, pressurized water mains, and force mains, called sewer rising mains outside of the United States.

While U.S. sewer and water utilities are adding Electro Scan's Focused Electrode Leak Location (FELL) into CIPP specifications as an acceptance requirement, UK water utilities just starting AMP7 are realizing the need to conduct quality assurance testing to provide environmentally resilient and sustainable piping networks.

Despite over a dozen start-ups looking to apply artificial intelligence and machine learning to help municipal utilities and consulting engineers to properly review hours of CCTV videos, the inability for CCTV cameras to tell superficial cracks from cracks that go through a pipe wall, evaluate inside the bell & spigot of joints, or evaluate the permeability of CIPP liners, created the need for a machine-intelligent solution that could give cost-effective unambiguous, unbiased, and uncontested test results.

"It's the dirty little secret of the industry that poorly cured or badly installed CIPP liners can leak," states Chuck Hansen, Chairman and Founder, Electro Scan Inc. "And, pipes can actually leak more after CIPP, if customer services are not properly restored."

In 2019, Electro Scan inspected over 110,000 LF of CIPP liners using its low voltage conductivity technology, locating over 14,000 leaks in trenchless liners, or approximately one leak every 8 feet.

More alarming, for the twelve months ending December 31, 2019, over 80% of CIPP liners inspected had measurable defects contributing to unwanted inflow and infiltration (I/I).

These results are up from 78% in the company's 2018 survey, with 44% of liners having leaks of more than 20 Gallons per Minute.

Electro Scan’s Focused Electrode Leak Location (FELL) technology has tested CIPP lining materials from over thirty (30) suppliers, worldwide.

Based on a recent online poll conducted as part of its Electro Scan’s Trenchless Technology Webinar held in March 2020, 35% of municipal agencies have had disputes with CIPP Contractors or issues with their liner after warranty expiration.

In addition to assessing newly lined sewer mains, directly after CIPP installation, Electro Scan's new multi-sensor probe for pressurized water mains and force mains is able to assess pressurized CIPP liners while in service and without customer interruption.

Problems with CIPP and the limitations for CCTV to accurately test liners have been well-documented.

In 2012, the USEPA published its 'Study Report Evaluation of CIPP In Municipal Gravity Sewers' (EPA 600 R-12 004_R), stating that municipal utilities could only identify deterioration or defects that were easily identified visually and that liner distortions were difficult to identify.

The USEPA also found significant differences testing CIPP liner coupons. In one city a CIPP liner reported a finished thickness of 7.5mm, while the EPA-funded study showed an average measured liner thickness of 5.72mm.

Last year, a paper presented at the 2019 North American Trenchless Technology conference, titled 'Addressing the Shortcomings of a Sampling Strategy in CIPP Quality Assurance Programs' stated "while CIPP technologies have improved, the ability of contractors to obtain more consistent quality installations has not yet been demonstrated."

"The impact of the coronavirus global pandemic has provided an unexpected pause for municipal governments to reassess their capital programs and make sure that necessary 'checks & balances' are in place to deliver the biggest bang-for-the-buck for constituents," states Carissa Boudwin, Vice President, Marketing.

According to co-authors Tony Araujo and Bruce Yao of Paragon Systems Testing (Concord, Ontario, Canada), "100% inspection reveals, that even with a very rigorous quality control regime, a significant percentage of CIPP liners will fail to meet specification requirements."

"We absolutely believe that trenchless rehabilitation and CIPP is an important tool for smart cities to maximize capital investments to deliver resilient and sustainable infrastructure programs," states Mike Condran, PE, Vice President, Electro Scan Inc.

"Unfortunately, legacy pipe inspection technologies have not offered unbiased and repeatable methods to assess full-length 360-degrees of pipelines for leaks," continues Condran.

Recently, a large metropolitan utility contracted with Electro Scan to conduct a detailed assessment of various pipe materials in areas known to have significant infiltration, with little to no defects identified by CCTV.

Not only did the company find significant defects in pre- and post-rehabilitated pipes, but Electro Scan was able to evaluate its recent CIPP liners showing defect patterns that were similar to liner defects at nine (9) other cities using CIPP from the same supplier.

Common defects found in CIPP liners include, but are not limited to:
– Accelerant Burns
– Accidental Cuts
– Bad Service Reconnections
– Bad Lateral Liners
– Blisters
– Delamination
– Defective Epoxy
– Equipment Damage
– Foreign Objects
– Lowered Resin to Felt Ratios
– Pinholes
– Poor, Incomplete, or Uneven Curing
– Overcooking
– Stretching
– Top-Hat Defects
– Wet-Out Failures
– Wrinkles, including Buckling, Fins, Folds, Lifts, & Ridges

Industry experts agree that a high percentage of liners are installed without curing them completely and cannot be validated for 50 year performance.

However, given Electro Scan's technology, owners and engineering consultants can identify defects within minutes of completing CIPP installation and restoring customer service laterals or taps.

Last year, Electro Scan updated its flow computations for pipe defects to more accurately document potential I/I by including pinhole leaks observed during inspection.

Revision to its industry standard leak detection technology was based on recommendations from German-based Institut für Unterirdische Infrastruktur (IKT), the world’s leading research organization specializing in wastewater pipes and trenchless rehabilitation.

Guided by both the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA) standards, Electro Scan’s low voltage technology is the only approach to precisely locate pipe defects and quantify flow rates.

In fact, the AWWA M77 Manual of Practice for Condition Assessment of Water Mains identifies low voltage conductivity inspection as the only technology able to assess CIPP lined water mains for leaks.

Headquartered in Sacramento, Calif., the company designs, develops, and markets proprietary pipe condition assessment equipment, delivers field services, and offers cloud-based data processing and reporting applications that automatically locate, measure, and report defects typically not found using legacy inspection methods. In 2020, the company was named to Government Technology’s esteemed GovTech 100 list for the second year in row.

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Carissa Boudwin
Electro Scan Inc.
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Electro Scan’s Multi-Sensor Probe for Finding Leaks in Pressurized Water Pipes and Sewer Force Mains

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The World's First Large-Scale Coral Swap Sees Lost Genotypes Returned to Nurseries in the Florida Keys

CRF™ Divers Install New Coral Genotypes in the CRF™ Genetic Bank

CRF™ Divers Install New Coral Genotypes in the CRF™ Genetic Bank

Corals ready for transport to their new homes

Corals ready for transport to their new homes

Scientists exchange coral genotypes to help preserve critical biodiversity in the Keys

Scientists exchange coral genotypes to help preserve critical biodiversity in the Keys

This week, a first-of-its-kind, large-scale, coordinated “coral swap” of critically endangered staghorn coral took place in Key Largo, Florida.

The return of these coral genotypes underscores the importance of these kinds of exchanges – by working together we can ensure that important, diverse genetic material is protected.”

— Jessica Levy, CRF™ Restoration Program Manager

KEY LARGO, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, July 2, 2020 / — On June 24th, 2020, scientists from Mote Marine Lab, Nova Southeastern University, University of Miami, and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) met at Coral Restoration Foundation™ (CRF™) headquarters to exchange a total of 95 genotypes of critically endangered staghorn coral.

This is the first time that a coordinated coral swap of this kind has occurred, with the same genotypes being exchanged at the same time, to be housed in multiple locations. Supported by a grant from NOAA’s Restoration Center, the exchange provides security for the future of this species, and expands opportunities for research into coral genetics, disease and climate change resilience, and reproduction.

Diego Lirman, associate professor at the University of Miami, explains, "This genotype exchange is clear evidence of the commitment by NOAA and Florida restoration partners to protect and restore Florida's Coral Reef. This unprecedented genotype exchange will create vital genetic repositories, enhance the genetic diversity of restoration efforts, and provide unique research opportunities to aid the recovery of our threatened coral reef ecosystem."

Many of the genotypes involved in the swap are now extinct in the wild. The fact that these are the only living representatives of some of these genets highlights the importance of an exchange of this kind to promote redundancy across restoration systems.

During the swap, CRF™ gave 27 different staghorn genotypes to each of the four collaborating organizations. In return, and between the other four partners, 66 new genotypes of staghorn were introduced to the CRF™ Tavernier Coral Tree Nursery – the largest in the world.

Alison Moulding, a coral biologist with NOAA Fisheries says, "Having redundancy of corals with the same genetic identity in multiple nurseries is important for preserving genetic diversity. By bringing pieces of the same colony into nurseries located throughout the Florida Reef Tract, we can better insure against loss from sporadic events like storms."

Genetic diversity is critical for ecosystem resilience; genetic diversity is the key to an ecosystem’s capacity to survive episodes of stress including disease outbreaks, warming water, cold upwellings, pollution, and more. As hardy, diverse corals reproduce sexually, their progeny are likely to be increasingly well-adapted to handle changes in the environment.

Since 2017, CRF™ has been returning at least 50 genotypes of staghorn and 50 genotypes of elkhorn to every reef site that we are working to restore. The CRF™ Science Department tracks the survivorship of these different genotypes on the reef and collects data that informs the development of their methods.

All of the genotypes that were exchanged came from wild colonies, with a couple of these genotypes originating from colonies native to the Dry Tortugas. But a small subset of these corals has special significance for Coral Restoration Foundation™.

These have been nicknamed by some of the CRF™ team as “Lazarus” corals; they are genotypes that used to be homed in the CRF™ nursery, but were lost during stress events, like Hurricane Irma. Thankfully, before the storm, CRF™ shared some of these colonies with Mote Marine Laboratory, and now, through this swap, they are returning to the organization’s ocean-based nursery.

Jessica Levy, Restoration Program Manager at Coral Restoration Foundation™ explains, “The return of these coral genotypes underscores the importance of these kinds of exchanges – by working together we can ensure that important, diverse genetic material is protected, with multiple colonies held in multiple places to safeguard against any potential disasters. We are incredibly pleased to be collaborating with these partners. We are all working towards the same goal of saving and restoring our coral reefs, and by working together, we have more chance of succeeding.”

The corals coming into CRF™ facilities have been installed on new Coral Trees added to the genetic bank. This brings the total number of genotypes in the CRF™ gene bank to 481 – more than is housed in any other ocean-based coral ark in the world.

Once these colonies are large enough, a selection of them will be propagated and their clones moved into the production area, for eventual release to the reefs of the Florida Keys. The genotypes chosen to be returned to the reefs will be those that contribute the greatest genetic diversity to our outplanting stock.

The researchers involved in the swap all adhered to strict social distancing recommendations as outlined by the CDC. All activities were conducted under permits and guidance from Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Alice Grainger
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The Patented and First Wild Horse Roundup Alternative by WPM is Achieving Successful Results on the Range

This photo shows wild horses and a foal enjoying alfalfa at the Wildlife Protection Management feeding station.

Herd with foal feeding at the monitoring station.

Photo of Roch Hart with his donkey friend Thelma

Roch and Thelma

A Groundbreaking Alternative to Wild Horse Roundups Launched by WPM of Albuquerque, N.M. is Meeting Their Goals for Humane Hands Free Wild Horse Management

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, UNITED STATES, July 2, 2020 / — As the manager of a 22,000 acre ranch, Roch Hart faced first hand the need to find a humane way to oversee the wild horses living on the property. With an appreciation for the free-roaming horses on the ranch, he decided to seek a way to create a humane system that respected both the horses and their habitat.

He understood that the current methods of removing wild horses from the open range included costly and controversial government funded roundups involving helicopters and traps. These methods are both labor intensive and dangerous for horses and people involved. Upon conception of his goal five years ago, WPM was formed and the solution would be sought in science and technology. A team was pulled together to build a remote vaccine delivery system that would be the most humane system available in the world to deliver contraceptives to horses.

The WPM pilot is on the ranch Hart manages and to date WPM is meeting their goals. He shares that “they believe they are first with a remote vaccine delivery and a temperature controlled vaccine storage system that works in triple digit °f or freezing temps, a system that loads and injects multiple vaccines or a combination of vaccines for disease and contraceptives, a system that allows reading individual temperatures to gauge vaccines or detect emerging diseases with fever, and a system completely powered with solar energy and remote communications via satellite. He states because our average distance for a vaccination is 7 inches with the velocity of a squirt gun, the horses have a minimum reaction and in most cases return to the hub immediately. We believe we are as close as possible to a hand injection.”

With the recent release of the Congressionally requested Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management Report to Congress regarding the future of America’s wild horses and burros and the BLM’s request for additional long term funding that could reach into the billions to implement the plan, it is an important time to consider this new technology. Roch Hart states “The WPM Remote Wildlife Vaccine Delivery System is ready to start now. And it won’t cost billions. Our system relies on technology rather than the stress of roundups to deliver contraceptives and microchips to the animals. And animals no longer have to be located or rounded up to deliver contraceptive booster shots. Surgical sterilization is not necessary either.”

In the video below a view of the hub monitoring station is seen. Mr. Hart states “I loved watching this young foal play, run, and interact with his dad. The grey mare, his mom and this stallion's only mare, was remotely given an immunocontraceptive about a week ago. She is older and having foals at her age is hard on her. Hopefully, we can allow her some rest time as it is likely she has given birth to 10 or more foals.”

This patented technology for wild horse management is supported by the New Mexico State University and National Labs. In a testimonial New Mexico State Veterinarian Ralph Zimmerman stated “WPM’s system has the potential to dramatically improve population management of wild and feral horses through a more effective, safe vaccine program and by eliminating the stress and expense of helicopters and roundups.”

If you have questions or are interested in making arrangements for an on-site field interview please contact Roch Hart.

Roch Hart
Wildlife Protection Management
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“Got to Run”

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Nasekomo signs the largest publicly announced early stage AgTech deal in Emerging Europe

Nasekomo signs the largest publicly announced early stage AgTech deal in Emerging Europe.

Bulgarian start-up upscales organic waste streams from the agro-industry into animal feed by harnessing the power of the black soldier fly larvae.

SOFIA, BULGARIA, July 2, 2020 / — Bulgarian start-up Nasekomo has raised EUR 4 million to deploy its proprietary robotized insect rearing technology. The VC funds Morningside Hill and New Vision 3 backed by the Fund of Funds in Bulgaria participated in the round.

Despite being incorporated only 3 years ago, Nasekomo is already scaling up its operating insect rearing facilities. The scale-up will enable Nasekomo to implement circular economy on a large scale.

“We have spent the last 3 years developing unique solutions for the insect rearing market. Nasekomo has leveraged robotics, A.I. and big data which allow us to produce insect protein efficiently. We will not only be competitively producing large volumes, but also addressing the challenges of our world related to animal feed”, states Marc Bolard, co-founder and technology lead.

“Insects are part of the natural diet for many animal species. They now represent an opportunity to become a sustainable solution to supply the proteins that the world is increasingly consuming. Instead of increasing wild fish catch in oceans and deforesting to plant soy, we can feed insects with local agricultural by-products with extremely limited water consumption, and produce high-quality sustainable proteins for fish, poultry, pigs and pets. This local-loop vertical farming has clear environmental benefits and will build greater resilience of the European food chain. Thus, our business model is not only profitable but will have massive positive impacts on society in the long term”, adds Olga Marcenac, co-founder.

“We are thrilled to support an experienced team of entrepreneurs with several highly successful enterprises under their belt. In their newest venture, Xavier, Olga and Marc will change the paradigm of protein production by transforming residual biomass into feed. In these challenging times, we believe it is paramount to invest and grow businesses which address some key challenges within our society, namely climate change and food chain sustainability. In addition to its sustainable development impact, the business provides a great investment opportunity” says Pavel Velkov, Managing Partner Morningside Hill Ventures, which led the deal.

“We were impressed by the shared vision of Xavier, Olga and Marc to sustainably tackle the global problem of ever-increasing protein consumption and the resulting supply-demand gap that puts a tremendous strain on the environment and its resources. Nasekomo brings AI-enabled automated solutions to enhance the sustainability of the agriculture sector, which has great potential in the region. By integrating robotization into insect farming, we are putting Bulgaria ahead on the sustainable biotech innovation map in the region and globally” says Yordan Zarev, Partner at NV3 Fund.
The investment will allow Nasekomo to grow its presence on the market and increase its productivity via deploying robotics and data analytics. The company will also launch a new selective breeding program in order to provide the planet with continuously improving efficiency in transforming waste into insect-based products.

“We are delighted to have two Bulgarian investment funds, Morningside Hill Venture and New Vision3, supported by the Fund of Funds in Bulgaria as the leading investor in both funds. Several private investors comprised of prominent entrepreneurs and business leaders from the UK, France, South Africa and Bulgaria have also joined the round. Nasekomo’s technology will become the global standard. We are already in advanced negotiations with multinationals to roll out jointly-owned units in Europe and Asia which will produce aggregated 100,000 tons of insect protein by 2026”, concluded Xavier Marcenac, co-founder.

About Nasekomo
Nasekomo is an agtech company producing an alternative protein from insect for animal feed. By feeding insects with local agricultural by-products, it contributes to creating an environmentally positive local loop. Nasekomo’s proprietary robotized insect rearing technology and selective breeding programs will enable the company to produce at large scale premium insect protein meal at a competitive price to supply European markets. Since its inception, the company has secured a total of EUR 5 million funding to develop its technologies. Read more on

About Morningside Hill Venture Capital
Morningside Hill Venture Capital is a sector agnostic fund that provides venture capital to Bulgarian startup companies. The investment team brings substantial international experience in the area of long-term value investing, helping innovative and disruptive companies unlock new opportunities. The fund has EUR 28.6 million under management to be invested in equity minority positions in 15 to 20 companies. The VC fund comprises public funds of EUR 24.1 million provided by the Fund of Funds in Bulgaria under the operational program “Innovation and Competitiveness 2014-2020” co-financed by the European Structural and Investment Funds.

About New Vision 3 Fund
New Vision 3 is a venture capital fund investing in start-up companies and successor of NEVEQ I and NEVEQ II, veterans within the venture capital industry in Bulgaria and the region. NV3 operates from Sofia, Bulgaria, and invests in fast-growing tech companies, which aspire for the leading position in their domains on the local and/or global markets. The leading co-investor in the fund is Fund of Funds in Bulgaria with a commitment of EUR 19.1 million provided by the operational program Innovation and Competitiveness 2014 – 2020, co-financed by the European Structural and Investment Funds.

About the Fund of Funds in Bulgaria
The Fund of Funds in Bulgaria is managed by Fund Manager of Financial Instruments in Bulgaria EAD (FMFIB) which main activity of the FMFIB involves structuring and managing financial instruments, co-financed by the European Structural and Investment Funds, during the 2014-2020 programming period. The company manages over EUR 660 million public resources and offers a wide range of products for the financial sector of the Bulgarian market, including guarantees, private equity funds and a number of others.

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