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Report On Power Grid Threats Mishandled

April 10, 2014 10:48 am | by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal energy regulators improperly allowed widespread access to a sensitive document that outlined specific locations where the nation's electric grid is vulnerable to physical threats, a government investigator said Wednesday.             

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Virginia Ethanol Plant Finds Life

April 10, 2014 10:45 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced that Vireol Bio Energy LLC will invest $26.2 million to begin production at the plant, creating 70 jobs.                                      

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NRDC: GRAS Process May Allow Dangerous Chemicals into Food

April 10, 2014 10:26 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

The Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) review process of chemicals used as food additives is “woefully inadequate and may be putting the health of Americans at risk,” according to a Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) report.

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April 2014: Real Time Visibility

April 10, 2014 10:06 am | by IMPO Magazine | Digital Editions | Comments

In this issue of IMPO, we recap MODEX 2014, discuss how creating a nimble production environment requires up-to-the-minute information, and learn how the latest technology can improve the ROI of predictive maintenance. 

Warehouse Control In A Watch

April 10, 2014 10:02 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

W&H Systems announces that their next generation Warehouse Control System (WCS), Shiraz, now works on a Smartwatch. 

Leak Detection Flashlight

April 10, 2014 9:33 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The Spectroline® OPTI-LUX™ 365 is a powerful yet compact leak detection flashlight that provides UV light for optimal fluorescent dye response.

Oil Quality Sensor

April 10, 2014 9:22 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Interval oil changes are now a thing of the past thanks to the new STAUFF Oil Quality Sensor.

Is Your Facility Part Of An Energy Demand Response Program?

April 10, 2014 7:31 am | by Kimberly Frank, David Cousineau, and Jeffrey A. Fuisz, Kaye Scholer LLP | Articles | Comments

"Demand response programs" pay participants to be available to reduce their energy consumption for short periods of time when requested by the grid operator. Is your facility getting paid for controlling consumption? Click here for information on what manufacturers should know when considering demand response programs.

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WY Finalizes Plans To Plug Orphan Wells

April 9, 2014 11:26 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

State officials say they've finalized plans to begin plugging some of the Powder River Basin's hundreds of abandoned coal-bed methane wells in the weeks ahead, a big job that could get a lot bigger depending on the outcome of a company's bankruptcy.

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PA Coke Plant To Pay $300K Fine

April 9, 2014 11:25 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A Pittsburgh-area coke plant has agreed to upgrade its pollution control equipment and pay a $300,000 fine.                                       

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Fertilizer Plant Talks Reopen

April 9, 2014 11:23 am | by TOM LoBIANCO, Associated Press | News | Comments

Indiana economic development officials are renewing talks with developers proposing to build a fertilizer plant in southwest Indiana, one year after the state withdrew its support over national security concerns.                                 

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New Fracking Book Illuminates Pros And Cons

April 9, 2014 11:21 am | by KEVIN BEGOS, Associated Press | News | Comments

In "The Boom," Russell Gold brings new clarity to a subject awash in hype from all sides.                                                     

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Alcoa Leads As Stocks Open Higher

April 9, 2014 11:17 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Aluminum maker Alcoa rose the most of major U.S. stocks after reporting earnings that were better than investors were expecting. Alcoa rose 3 percent in early trading. Other materials stocks also rose.                   

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SD Farmers Raise Issues With Oil Trains

April 9, 2014 11:16 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Some South Dakota farmers say North Dakota's Bakken oil field has created a shortage of rail engines and crews to move harvested grain to market.                         

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Feds Call For Two-Man Crews On Oil Trains

April 9, 2014 11:14 am | by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal regulators say they will propose requiring at least two crew members on trains transporting crude oil, as well as regulations aimed at preventing parked train cars from coming loose and causing an accident.                         

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