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Runaway NY Oil Tanker Tips, Spills 100 Gallons

October 6, 2015 8:46 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A fire official says a runaway oil tanker truck has crashed into the side of an apartment building, tipped on its side and spilled 100 gallons of oil in suburban New York.


DuPont CEO Kullman Steps Down, Company Lowers Guidance

October 6, 2015 8:40 am | by RANDALL CHASE, AP Business Writer | Comments

The DuPont Co. on Monday announced that CEO and Chairwoman Ellen Kullman, who earlier this year fought off a bruising challenge from a major activist investor, will retire at the end of next week.


New Polymer Creates Safer Fuels

October 5, 2015 8:56 am | by California Institute of Technology | Comments

Before embarking on a transcontinental journey, jet airplanes fill up with tens of thousands of gallons of fuel. In the event of a crash, such large quantities of fuel increase the severity of an explosion upon impact.


AP Analysis: Dozens of Deaths Likely From VW Pollution Dodge

October 5, 2015 8:48 am | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | Comments

Volkswagen's pollution-control chicanery has not just been victimless tinkering, killing between five and 20 people in the United States annually in recent years, according to an Associated Press statistical and computer analysis.


Texas Chemical Plant Explosion Injures Four

October 2, 2015 3:32 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The company said that it's investigating the accident but is primarily focused on the safety of its employees. 


SolarCity Unveils Industry's Most Efficient Solar Panel

October 2, 2015 3:09 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

More than a year after Elon Musk's solar energy company bolstered its efforts to get into manufacturing, SolarCity on Friday announced the development of the industry's most efficient solar panel.

Millions of employees are exposed to hazardous chemicals each year and without the proper precautions in place and adequate training, severe injuries or death can occur. OSHA recently revised its Hazard Communication standard to adopt the Globally Harmoni

Poll: Chemical Companies Largely Unprepared For Labeling Standards

October 2, 2015 3:06 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Of the businesses polled, only 45 percent indicated that they were able to meet this summer’s deadline to comply with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification.


Leader of Oil-Rich Alberta Seeks to Diversify Province’s Energy, Economy

October 2, 2015 3:03 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The leader of Canada's most oil-rich province later this year plans to unveil an energy policy focused heavily on renewable sources.


EPA Sets New Ozone Standard, Disappointing All Sides

October 2, 2015 2:50 pm | by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press | Comments

The Obama administration on Thursday established stricter limits on the smog-causing pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness, drawing swift condemnation from business leaders and Republicans who warned of damage to the economy.


Shell, Total Get First Foreign Gas Stations in Iran

October 2, 2015 2:48 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Iran's state TV is reporting that Royal Dutch Shell and France's Total will be the first foreign companies to be allowed to operate gasoline stations inside Iran.


Court Upholds $236M Verdict in Exxon Mobil Pollution Case

October 2, 2015 2:45 pm | by KATHY McCORMACK, Associated Press | Comments

New Hampshire's highest court upheld a record $236 million judgment Friday against Exxon Mobil for its use of a gasoline additive that contaminated groundwater in the state.


Feds: Proposed Pipeline Rules Could Have Prevented Accidents

October 2, 2015 8:53 am | by MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press | Comments

New federal rules proposed for pipelines that carry oil and other hazardous liquids could have prevented more than 200 accidents since 2010, including a Michigan rupture that ranks as the costliest onshore spill in U.S. history, federal officials said.


DuPont to Pay $724K After Explosion That Killed Worker

October 2, 2015 8:42 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

DuPont has agreed to pay $724,000 to settle Clean Air Act violations that contributed to a 2010 explosion that killed a contractor and burned another at its western New York plant.


Improved Fuel Structure Reduces Explosive Qualities

October 1, 2015 3:40 pm | by American Association for the Advancement of Science | Comments

The dangers of explosive fuel could soon be reduced with the development of a new material that is comprised of extremely long polymer chains that can reduce fuel misting and consequential explosiveness.


Feds Want Tougher Rules For Oil Pipelines

October 1, 2015 3:21 pm | by MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press | Comments

U.S. officials said Thursday they want tighter safety rules for pipelines carrying crude oil, gasoline and other hazardous liquids after a series of ruptures that included the costliest onshore oil spill in the nation's history in Michigan.



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