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Panel Recommends Continued use of Oil Dispersant

June 7, 2010 6:30 am | by NOAKI SCHWARTZ, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

A federal panel of about 50 experts is recommending the continued use of chemical dispersants to break up the oil gushing in the Gulf of Mexico, despite its harm to plankton, larvae and fish.

Biodiesel Plant Fined for Safety Violations after Explosion

June 7, 2010 6:03 am | News | Comments

Imperium Grays Harbor was fined $11,700 for 11 serious violations, defined as those with potential to cause death or serious injury, after a 10,000-gallon glycerin tank exploded last December.

Seven Convicted over Bhopal Gas Tragedy

June 7, 2010 5:49 am | News | Comments

An Indian court convicted seven former senior employees of Union Carbide's Indian subsidiary of "death by negligence" for their roles in the Bhopal gas tragedy that left an estimated 15,000 people dead.


The Rebirth of Manufacturing

June 4, 2010 12:51 pm | Articles | Comments

Manufacturers need the right initiatives combined with vast support from local and state governments, industry organizations, and educational institutions in order to maintain a safe level of sustainability.

Monitor & Download Data Wirelessly

June 4, 2010 12:28 pm | Product Releases | Comments

TandD Corporation's RTR-500 data logging system provides the ability to monitor and download data without the need to physically retrieve the loggers.

Next-Gen Mass Spectrometer for Gas Analysis

June 4, 2010 11:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Thermo Scientific Prima PRO offers complete, precise and fast gas composition analysis with lower maintenance requirements than gas chromatography systems.

Wireless Meter Scanner & Controller

June 4, 2010 10:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Omega’s new wi-8 series of wireless monitoring and control systems can monitor up to 8 wireless sensors.

Thin Film Thickness Measurements

June 4, 2010 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

CRAIC Technologies' 20/20 Film™ microspectrophotometer is designed to measure the thickness of thin films rapidly and non-destructively.


Millipore Shareholders OK $6B Sale to Merck KGaA

June 4, 2010 7:13 am | News | Comments

Biotech equipment maker Millipore Corp. said Thursday its shareholders have approved the company's $6 billion sale to German drug and chemical maker Merck KGaA.

Safe Chemicals Act is a 'No-Brainer'

June 4, 2010 7:10 am | by JAMES A. KOSCH | Blogs | Comments

However, the legislation could also increase the liability risk from trade partners’ lack of compliance, additional product-testing costs and higher costs associated with finding alternatives to questionable chemicals—just as the battered economy is on the cusp of a recovery.

McDonald's Recalls 12M Cadmium-Tainted Shrek Glasses

June 4, 2010 6:46 am | by JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Cadmium has been discovered in the painted design on "Shrek"-themed drinking glasses being sold at McDonald's, forcing the burger giant to recall 12 million of the cheap U.S.-made collectibles.

Containment Cap Collecting Some Oil

June 4, 2010 6:38 am | by GREG BLUESTEIN, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Robots a mile beneath the Gulf positioned the lid over the main pipe on the leaking well Thursday night.

CT Urges Tighter Rules for Pipe Cleaning After Kleen Plant Blast

June 4, 2010 6:15 am | by STEPHANIE REITZ, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

A panel studying the deadly Kleen power plant explosion wants state regulators to consider stronger licensing and training rules on "gas blow" procedures, in which high-pressure natural gas is blown through pipes.  

Defense: Manager Didn't See Dozens of Underage Workers

June 4, 2010 6:06 am | News | Comments

The defense attorney for a former slaughterhouse manager put on a hard hat and long white frock and said, "Can you tell how old I am?"

Hershey Workers Vote On Labor Deal

June 4, 2010 5:25 am | by | News | Comments

Workers at the hometown plants of chocolate manufacturer Hershey began voting Friday on a labor deal that could cut hundreds of jobs.


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