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Intel's Fab32 Semiconductor Facility

October 7, 2009 12:40 pm | Comments

A look at Intel's impressive Fab32 manufacturing facility, which uses some of the most advanced process technology available.

The Self-Lubricating Machine

October 7, 2009 12:17 pm | Comments

Now if the people at MIT can make it do something else besides lubricate itself, they may be onto something.

Wastewater Nutrient Recycling

October 7, 2009 12:05 pm | Comments

The Durham wastewater treatment facility is the first in the United States to recover ammonia fertilizer from wastewater during the treatment process - even Bobby Kennedy Jr is impressed.

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Huge BLEVE Explosions In Downtown Seoul

October 7, 2009 10:50 am | Comments

Fire at a liquid gas station causes two massive BLEVEs (boiling liquid expanding vapor explosions), devastating an area of downtown Seoul.

Steel Company Gets $111,000 In OSHA Fines

October 7, 2009 5:49 am | Comments

CHICAGO (AP) - A suburban Chicago steel company has been fined more than $111,000 for alleged violations of federal worker safety law. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Quinco Steel Inc. of Chicago Heights with the proposed penalties.

Irradiation, Training Could Reduce E. Coli Contamination

October 7, 2009 5:20 am | Comments

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Two food safety experts from the University of Minnesota say better training for meatpacking workers and wider use of irradiation could reduce the danger of illness from E. coli-contaminated beef.

Biofuel Company To Build New Plant

October 7, 2009 5:14 am | Comments

CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) - Biofuel company Qteros (cue-TAIR'-ohs) has announced plans to build a $3.2 million pilot plant adjacent to Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee that could eventually employ 150 people.

Three Injured In Chemical Plant Explosion

October 7, 2009 4:58 am | Comments

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) - Fire officials in Panama City say three workers were injured after an explosion at a local chemical plant. Lt. Tim Talley of the Panama City Fire Department says three workers at E.B.

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Russia Aims To Lead Nanotechnology Industry

October 6, 2009 12:33 pm | Comments

MOSCOW (AP) - President Dmitry Medvedev says Russia is thinking big when it comes to nanotechnology. Medvedev told an international nanotechnology forum Tuesday that Russia aims to be a world leader in an industry he said has vast potential.

CRM: The Secret Ingredient

October 6, 2009 11:52 am | Comments

As with many a treasured recipes and favorite dish, Illes Seasonings & Flavors' name and genesis came from its founding family: current owner Rick Illes' grandfather, Dr. A.E.

Manufacturing Footprint Optimization

October 6, 2009 6:47 am | Comments

By Raj G. Konanahalli and Russ Dillion, AlixPartners LLP Chances are, your competitors are quickly rightsizing their manufacturing footprint in response to today's deteriorating global market conditions. Improving operations within facilities is likely not enough.

Fertilizer Maker Settles Alleged Clean Air Violations

October 6, 2009 5:31 am | Comments

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Minnesota-based company accused of violating the Clean Air Act has agreed to spend about $30 million to improve air pollution controls at its sulfuric acid production plant in Louisiana, federal authorities announced Monday.

Unions: Chemical Safety Board Is Broken

October 6, 2009 5:23 am | 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 | 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 | 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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