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Top Tips For EHS Asset Performance — No. 3

March 24, 2015 4:32 pm | by Greg Goodwin, LNS Research | Blogs | Comments

This week, we're counting down the top five environment, health and safety asset performance management considerations chemical manufacturers need to know. Today we look at increased focus on sustainability and waste reduction.

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Chinese Chemical Company Set to Acquire Pirelli

March 24, 2015 4:21 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The acquisition would give China the intellectual property of the world's fifth-largest tire maker, while giving Pirelli greater access to the world's largest auto market amid potential competition in Asia from Michelin and Continental.

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Study: Electric Cars Could Alleviate Urban Heat

March 24, 2015 4:14 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Researchers from Michigan State University reported electric vehicles only emit about one-fifth the heat of conventional gas-powered vehicles. In areas with heavy traffic, scientists argued reducing heat emissions from cars could also lead to residents using less air conditioning.

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Door Opens For Fracking Wildcatters in North Carolina

March 24, 2015 3:53 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

But skeptics questioned how soon the natural gas industry could get up and running in a state without a history of such drilling.

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$20 Oil Could Be a Reality if This Happens

March 24, 2015 3:43 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

The U.S. is pumping so much oil it's running out of places to stash it, and that could have a big impact on oil prices.

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Feds Under Fire For Mass Killings of Starlings in Nevada

March 24, 2015 3:33 pm | by MARTIN GRIFFITH, Associated Press | News | Comments

A U.S. Department of Agriculture spokesman said a pesticide was used to destroy the birds to prevent the spread of disease to dairy cows.

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Japan Audit: Millions of Dollars Wasted in Fukushima Cleanup

March 24, 2015 3:28 pm | by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Board of Audit report describes various expensive machines and untested measures that ended in failure.

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Report: Feds to Exceed Costs For Cleaning up Nuke Waste

March 24, 2015 3:25 pm | by SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The cost of cleaning up radioactive waste at one of the federal government's premier nuclear laboratories has already exceeded expectations and more cost overruns are expected, according to a report released Monday by a government watchdog.

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Ex-coal Boss Pleads Not Guilty Again in Mine Safety Case

March 24, 2015 3:20 pm | by JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press | News | Comments

He is charged with conspiring to violate safety standards, falsifying coal dust samples and defrauding federal financial regulators related to Upper Big Branch Mine. A blast at the southern West Virginia mine killed 29 men in 2010.

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Recalls Issued Over Listeria Linked to Frozen Spinach

March 24, 2015 3:16 pm | by KRISTIN J. BENDER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Organic food company Amy's Kitchen has voluntarily recalled about 74,000 cases of frozen and prepackaged products containing spinach.

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Jordan, Russia Sign $10 Billion Deal on Nuclear Reactors

March 24, 2015 3:12 pm | by SAM McNEIL, Associated Press | News | Comments

The kingdom's state-run Petra news agency said Russia's state-owned firm "Rosatom will construct two 1,000 megawatt nuclear reactors" at the country's plant in Amra in northern Jordan.

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The No. 4 Top Tip For EHS Asset Performance Management

March 24, 2015 10:14 am | by Greg Goodwin, LNS Research | Blogs | Comments

This week, we're counting down the top five environment, health and safety asset performance management considerations chemical manufacturers need to know.

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How Drug Manufacturers Are Impacting The Death Penalty Debate

March 24, 2015 9:36 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Articles | Comments

This latest drug shortage may not mean that manufacturers have the final say in the matter, but their actions are clearly helping to steer the conversation.

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$50 Million Plastic Plant Headed to South-Central Idaho

March 23, 2015 5:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The company is the latest plastics manufacture clustering in southern Idaho, including Solo Cup Co., Hilex Poly and Spears Manufacturing.

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Worker Safety Still Plagues US Oil Refineries

March 23, 2015 5:41 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

Worker fatalities at U.S. oil refineries between 2005 and 2015 nearly matched the total from the previous decade despite safety recommendations made in the aftermath of a 2005 accident.

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