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IARC issues Health Classification for Occupational Exposures during Road Paving

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The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), based in Lyon, France, issued a statement on 20 October assigning occupational exposures to straight-run bitumens and their emissions during road paving a Group 2B (“possibly carcinogenic to humans”) classification. This Group 2B classification puts road paving in the same category as numerous exposures, including cell phones and coffee.

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The Asphalt Paving Industry: A Global Perspective

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NAPA and EAPA have published the Second Edition of The Asphalt Paving Industry: A Global Perspective. This joint publication gives the reader an overview of the world’s asphalt pavement industry. It provides a description of the industry, its scope, and its economic impact. The document includes chemical and physical data about asphalt pavement material, describes asphalt mixing plants and explains how transport and placement of asphalt mixes is accomplished. In addition, it discusses bitumen fume exposure…

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EAPA participated in the FP7 TRANSPORT INFORMATION DAYS

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FP7 TRANSPORT INFORMATION DAYS 2010 were held on 22-23 July 2010 in Brussels. It was organized to support the next round of calls proposals under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7), which was, published end July 2010. The aim of the two-day event was to inform potential researchers about FP7 and the new Transport Calls for Proposals under the ‘Co-operation’ Programme.

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Consultation on the Future Trans-European Transport Network Policy (TEN-T)

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The European Commission adopted a working document opening the public consultation on the Future of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T). With the Green Paper on the future development of the trans-European transport network, published in February 2009, the Commission had launched a review of the Ten-T. The proposed concept of a dual layer planning approach with a core network as the top layer of the TEN-T was supported by the majority of stakeholders, as well as…

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New Joint EAPA – NAPA Publication

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The European Asphalt Pavement Association (EAPA) and NAPA (the USA National Asphalt Pavement Association) and have published ” The Asphalt Paving Industry: A Global Perspective”. This joint publication is intended to give the reader an overview of the world’s asphalt pavement industry. It provides a description of the industry, its scope, and its economic impact. The document includes chemical and physical data about asphalt pavement material, describes asphalt mixing plants, and explains how transport and placement of asphalt…

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EAPA Position Paper “Warm Mix Asphalt” available

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The EAPA Position Paper “The use of Warm Mix Asphalt” is available on the EAPA website. The position paper outlines technologies for producing Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA) at temperatures between 100 and 140°C, while still maintaining the properties and performance of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA), which is produced at higher temperatures of 140 to 180°C. A typical WMA is applied at around 20-40°C lower than an equivalent HMA.

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