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Mar 8, 2018 30 tweets 16 min read
At Maryland Senate hearing on SB 763, someone stated that the synthetic turf field failure in Montgomery County was a one-off. The following tweets are a PARTIAL list of field failures. He didn't fact check! @arunamiller @RogerManno to share w/your colleagues! You're HEROES!
Life-cycle of a Synthetic Turf Field
​Picture montage of a synthetic turf field (FieldTurf USA)
( All photos were taken between 2006 and 2016) syntheticturffield.weebly.com
Here's an in-depth investigation from @njdotcom fieldturf.nj.com Look at at all the class action suits!
Here is a @baltimoresun Harford County Executive Barry Glassman has provided $1.4 million in his proposed $118.9 million capital budget for fiscal 2018 to replace the 10-year-old field at the Pylesville school. baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/…
Here's an in-depth by @Rachel_Sadon about extensive field failures in Washington, DC. dcist.com/2017/10/even_m…
@turlockjournal "...field was shut down in August due to failed compaction tests.... material began to deteriorate much earlier than the promised 10- to 15-year life span..." turlockjournal.com/archives/35909/
@EastBayTimes FieldTurf USA, Inc., a Florida corporation, “sold Fremont artificial turf fields it knew were defective and certain to fail,” according to the complaint filed Aug. 30 in U.S. District Court in Oakland." eastbaytimes.com/2017/09/14/fre…
@IdahoStatesman "Public records show Eagle High’s field reached “life-threatening” levels last fall" idahostatesman.com/sports/high-sc…
"...failed an annual safety test and will need to be replaced before teams can play on the surface." @marinij marinij.com/sports/2017100…
"Failure Rate Of Artificial Turf Fields Unknown By Public" @MikeOzanian @Forbes forbes.com/sites/mikeozan…
"At least 20 artificial turf fields at schools across San Diego County have deteriorated while still under warranty. " voiceofsandiego.org/topics/news/ac… @AshlyReports @voiceofsandiego
“Essentially, it was the highest amount we could negotiate.... $500,000 settlement...The city had asked for “a lot” more." @DavidBenda_RS redding.com/story/news/loc…
Somerset, MA field showing wear after just three years. @GreenSomerville
Artificial high school football fields failed across Georgia fox5atlanta.com/news/i-team/ar… @DaleRussellFox5
"Lists acquired by CBS2 name well over 100 fields in New York and New Jersey that likely got the flawed fibers." @GusoffTV @CBSNewYork
"Tom Brady isn’t getting his wish to get real grass back.. replacing the current FieldTurf..the third time the surface has been replaced since March 2014." @globejimmcbride bostonglobe.com/sports/patriot…
"The infill material selected was touted as environmentally friendly and the new field was installed in 2016, but now, after just one season, the field is pulling apart." zip06.com/news/20180227/… @Zip06CT
"...it was decided the damages were too extensive to be repaired and all Red Bluff's home games were canceled." (Northern California @KRCR7 krcrtv.com/news/tehama-co…
Beaverton Oregon School District to spend up to $850,000 to replace failing artificial turf fields @oregonian oregonlive.com/beaverton/inde…
Ball State football turf wears out before warranty @SethSlabaughTSP @indystar indystar.com/story/sports/c…
@NelliePou njsba.org/news-publicati… @jpush6 "These news accounts should anger anyone concerned about corporate responsibility, student health and safety, and limited financial resources for public education."
Artificial turf crumbling at Sparks' biggest park (Reno, NV) @crbessette morningsun.net/x1832946285/Hu…
FieldTurf sent an inspector to Leavenworth to gauge the situation..., but ignored the “clear evidence that the Athletic Complex’s synthetic field was prematurely wearing” and concluded the field was in “good condition." @CJOnline cjonline.com/news/local/201… @Celia_LJ Kansas
"Artificial turf problems prompt lawsuits and early replacements" wthr.com/article/artifi… @BobSegallWTHR @WTHRcom
Quality of artificial turf called into question (Elk Grove, CA) egcitizen.com/sports/quality… @EGSportsCorner
Blount County, Tennessee: Replace the AstroTurf field surface 5 years after installation. thedailytimes.com/news/maryville… @dailytimes
@GuilfordPatch look at this thread. Failures abound! 40k to pay a consultant to explain why it falls apart? What other things could #guilford #connecticut have done with that $? patch.com/connecticut/gu…
@MikeOzanian this is an especially rididiculous failure.

Hiring another synthetic turf industry to help them navigate legal/warranty issues while brand new field remains closed? A racket indeed!
@threadreaderapp let's see this list of field failures unroll.

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