Big Dig

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What in the World Got Built Beneath the White House?

First phase of the 'big dig' is over, but West Wing looks the same

(Newser) - Two years and $86 million later, a major White House construction project is over—but nothing, at least that we can see, appears to have changed, and an aura of mystery surrounds the proceedings, the AP reports. The "Big Dig," officially meant to upgrade aging utilities at the... More »

Big Dig Manslaughter Charge Dropped After $16M Deal

Company made epoxy whose failure resulted in death in Boston tunnel

(Newser) - The legal wrangling around a 2006 Boston tunnel collapse that killed one woman appears to finally be over, the Globe reports. In exchange for a $16 million fine, prosecutors have dropped manslaughter charges against Powers Fasteners, which manufactured a supposedly fast-setting epoxy that failed to support ceiling panels. Powers must... More »

Big Dig's Big Mess Nets Big Settlement

Authorities to receive $458M for bungled Boston project

(Newser) - Contractors on the botched Boston construction project dubbed the Big Dig will pay state and federal authorities $458 million for its “gross failures.” But Bechtel/Parsons Brinckerhoff will avoid criminal charges for a fatal 2006 ceiling collapse and won’t be banned from future government contracts, the Boston Herald... More »

Boston's $14.8B 'Big Dig' All Dug

Costliest highway project in US history finally complete

(Newser) - The most complicated and expensive highway project in American history is finally complete, AP reports. After 16 years of excavating and building, the ambitious "Big Dig" tunnel project under Boston will be turned over to the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority January 1. The final price tag was $14.8 billion—... More »

Glue Company Indicted in Big Dig Death

Manslaughter charge for ceiling collapse in Boston tunnel

(Newser) - A glue company has been indicted for manslaughter for its role in a fatal accident in Boston's controversial Big Dig tunnel. Powers Fasteners of New York supplied adhesives for use in a ceiling which collapsed, killing a 38-year-old woman in a car. The adhesive used in the construction was not... More »

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