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Unions: Chemical Safety Board Is Broken

October 6, 2009 5:23 am | News | Comments

PITTSBURGH - Several international unions representing hundreds of thousands of chemical workers again criticized the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB), today for their report on the October 11, 2008, oleum release at INDSPEC Chemical Corporation in Petrolia, PA.

Boeing To Study Jet Fuel Made From Saltwater Plants

October 6, 2009 5:11 am | News | Comments

HONG KONG - Boeing today announced it is joining with Honeywell's UOP to commission a study on the sustainability of a leading family of saltwater-based plant candidates for renewable jet fuel. The study is being commissioned as part of the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group consortium.

30 Soldiers Sue KBR Over Chemical Exposure

October 6, 2009 4:48 am | News | Comments

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Two subsidiaries of KBR Inc. are being sued by 30 members of the West Virginia National Guard who claim they were exposed to a toxic chemical while guarding a water plant in Iraq.

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French Workers Free Boss At Dow Plant

October 6, 2009 4:34 am | News | Comments

Remy De La Mauviniere THE ASSOCIATED PRESS - October 6, 2009 SEMOY, France - Workers at a French chemical plant owned by the U.S. company Dow Chemical freed their boss Tuesday after holding him overnight to protest the closing of the factory in the Loire Valley.

Too Much Nano? Get Used To It

October 5, 2009 12:45 pm | Blogs | Comments

Tired of carbon nanotubes? Me, too. But with the Nikon Small World competition upon us, it seems I can't escape them.

Dow Chemical Unveils Solar Roof Shingles

October 5, 2009 12:32 pm | News | Comments

MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) - Dow Chemical Co. on Monday introduced a solar roof shingle designed to be woven into a roofing system that uses standard asphalt shingles. The Midland, Mich.

Ultra-Efficient ULPA Filtration

October 5, 2009 11:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Goodway Technologies Corporation recently introduced the VAC-CRV dry clean room vacuum with ULPA filtration, which is certified as 99.999% efficient down to 0.12 microns. The unit features: A smooth stainless steel tank for easy wipe down. Small footprint.

Smooth Four-Diaphragm Pump

October 5, 2009 11:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new KNF NF600 self-priming diaphragm pump for dosing or transferring liquids incorporates advanced four-diaphragm technology to promote smoother and continuous flow, low pulsation and vibration, quiet-running performance, and maximized efficiency.

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Precise Color & Concentration

October 5, 2009 11:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Optek’s AF26 dual-channel absorption sensor precisely measures color and concentrations inline and in real-time in order to: Assure product quality. Maximize yield. Minimize product loss. Detect contaminants.

A Safer & Cleaner Separator

October 5, 2009 7:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sweco recently introduced the MX Separator, a round separator designed to increase safety and improve clean-up and maintenance. The MX Separator features: A totally enclosed weight guard to prevent “reach-in” injuries.

Negligence A Major Factor At Russian Plant Accident

October 5, 2009 6:20 am | News | Comments

Steve Gutterman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS - October 5, 2009 MOSCOW - Russia's top

Good Engineering, Energy Research Jobs Go Unfilled

October 5, 2009 6:03 am | News | Comments

CHRISTOPHER LEONARD AP Business Writer - October 5, 2009 In a brutal job market, here's a task that might sound easy: Fill jobs in nursing, engineering and energy research that pay $55,000 to $60,000, plus benefits.

Kaizen For Sore Feet

October 5, 2009 5:51 am | Blogs | Comments

by Anna Wells, Editor, IMPO I’m by no means a trade show amateur. In fact, I’ve walked so many expo halls over the course of my career in trade media I probably have permanent shin splints - the result of several marathons of dress shoes on concrete.

U.S. 'Nuclear Renaissance' Could Displace Coal

October 5, 2009 5:37 am | News | Comments

PAM KASEY Associated Press Writer - October 5, 2009 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - On the wall of West Virginia Sen. Dan Foster's office is an old photograph of a whitewashed church in the hills outside Oak Ridge, Tenn.

Slim Jim Blast Leads To Federal Warning

October 5, 2009 5:18 am | News | Comments

MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer - October 5, 2009 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Federal safety officials warned workers around the country Friday not to clear natural gas lines indoors after an explosion at a Slim Jim snack factory that killed three people. The U.S.

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