Lincoln Renewable Gas has proposed bringing a methane-processing plant to Salisbury that would supply 40 percent of Middlebury College's heating needs.
The scientists used genetically engineered yeast to convert sugar to a chemical that's a precursor to morphine.
Federal officials have issued a warning about the danger of inhaling chemicals at oil wells following the deaths of nine workers in the past five years.
The infamous Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010 prompted the release of dispersants both at the surface of the Gulf of Mexico and at unprecedented sea depths.
Major firms like Exxon Mobile and BP have benefited from refining profits, but president of Wyoming Refinery Co. James Runyan says the company only broke even for the quarter.
The leak occurred Saturday morning at a plant belonging to the Ruixing chemical company.
Minnesota is one step closer to enacting the nation's strictest ban on fire retardant chemicals.
The cutbacks by energy companies likely contributed to a drop in the production of industrial machinery, which fell 0.9 percent, its second straight decline.
The incinerator exposed those nearby to chemicals that can cause cancer, miscarriages and early death, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
The announcement comes as the U.S. territory pushes to diversity its manufacturing sector amid an economic crisis that has seen several plants close in recent years.
The fire was apparently ignited by sparks from welding work at the factory's main entrance door, triggering an explosion of the chemicals used to make slippers.
The job loss represents 37 percent of the company's workforce.
Taylor Energy Company, which owned the platform and a cluster of oil wells, has played down the extent and environmental impact of the leak.
The Wisconsin State Journal reports the disinfectant is not approved for use in poultry processing.