Construction Opinions

Aug 07, 2021  
[Construction]

The massive agricultural expansion has resulted in roughly 90% of Iran’s total water consumption being used for agricultural purposes. Around 80% of that is drawn from underground aquifers, depleting them at a rate many times over the world average, officials say. Many have turned to illegal wells, with some 30,000 in the capital alone. Sanctions exacerbated an already bad situation, crippling investment in modernizing the agricultural sector, even as the government pushed more people into farming as the cheapest, easiest way to create jobs for a besieged economy; a “suicidal mistake,” said Jaber Khadivi, an engineer and head of an irrigation-systems startup. “Unstable agricultural development has been related site a lurking issue for many years, but its mushrooming effect has surprised officials today,” Khadivi said. “The government has long ignored the fact that Iran’s arid climate and poorly efficient farming sector cannot fit in 5 (million) or 6 million farmers.” Khadivi also blamed authorities for failing to invest in desalination plants, an integrated cloud-seeding program or smart valves that can measure excessive or illegal water consumption. Instead, the government has doubled down on water management strategies that ignore the country’s changing realities. Over the last 40 years, for example, authorities have built dozens of dams — Iran now has some 192 of them — to mitigate water shortages. But in the desert climate, a lot of that water evaporates. The problem is likely to get worse, with projections that temperatures will rise by more than 4 degrees over the next 40 years while precipitation falls by around 35%. For people whose property is damaged by subsidence, there is little option but to move. That’s what happened to Rahmanian’s brother; Tehran city officials evacuated all 10 families in the apartment building and demolished it. Many other cases go unreported, with owners reluctant to inform authorities so as to avoid having their property torn down. In 2019, horrible cracks began to appear in the office of Ahmad Reza, a 52-year-old business manager in a one-story building along the capital’s main shopping thoroughfare. “Our building had slanted a few inches westward,” he said. Authorities announced subway construction had damaged some structures in the neighborhood. Reza called a government friend who said subsidence could have also been a cause. Pursuing the issue further could have resulted in the building being torn down.

https://www.chronline.com/stories/as-water-table-lowers-tehran-and-much-of-iran-are-slowly-sinking,270251

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"OSHA determined that the process safety management standard was in dire need of modernizing, and put it on the regulatory agenda and started work on it," Barab said. OSHA attempted to fast-track major revisions to the standard. That made Howard Shelanski nervous. He was administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), which is tasked with making sure agencies follow the law when creating and changing regulations. "In this particular case, we did note to OSHA our real discomfort with the process they were using," Shelanski said. "(OSHA) and the Secretary of Labor at the time decided this was of great public import — that there were possibly other places where explosions could result — so they really wanted to get this policy out there quickly." OSHA was sued by the agro-chemical industry, and the agency had to follow the long-track process. Then the Trump administration took office and put the revisions on hold. Now, the Biden administration is moving ahead with the process, but serious changes could still take many years. As Barab pointed out, OSHA took nearly two decades to issue rules protecting workers from silica and beryllium . "I don’t think that the founding fathers of OSHA ever anticipated that it would take 10 to 20 years for OSHA to issue a new standard or to modernize an outdated standard," Barab said. "So, something needs to be fixed there." The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) actually did manage to update its chemical safety rules before the end of the Obama administration, but the Trump administration rolled back the changes . Don Holmstrom directed the Chemical Safety Board's (CSB) Western Regional Office until he retired in 2016. The CSB is an independent federal agency tasked with investigating chemical disasters and issuing non-binding recommendations to prevent similar incidents. The EPA and OSHA both have failed to fulfill a number of recommendations from the CSB. "(The CSB) is making recommendations often to some of the most powerful corporations in the United States, or even the world, and at the same time, having to make changes at the federal level with agencies that are more difficult," he said. "I would say it’s ‘mission difficult,' but it’s not ‘mission impossible.' There’s been very little progress." On Wednesday, the CSB announced it was sending a team to the site of the deadly chemical leak at LyondellBasell's chemical plant in La Porte. Holmstrom said the agency needs to move much faster to release the results of this investigation than it has in recent years — the CSB has 19 other active investigations into disasters dating back to 2016.

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