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Mortar Round Caused Deadly Plant Blast

August 25, 2014 | by Associated Press | Comments

Police in a St. Louis suburb where a recycling plant explosion killed two people say it was caused by a mortar round.                                  

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Propane Train Derails, Prompts Evacuation

August 27, 2014 9:23 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A Burlington Northern Santa Fe train carrying unscented propane derailed near Canada's border with Minnesota and North Dakota early Tuesday.                                      

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The Impact Of Shale Gas Acceptance On The Sensors Market

August 26, 2014 4:55 pm | by Frost & Sullivan | Comments

The shale gas industry holds great promise for sensors, but it is heavily dependent on government acceptance due to the numerous environmental concerns (earthquakes, pollution) associated with fracking.                 

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Exploring Advances In Sustainable Manufacturing

August 26, 2014 4:02 pm | by Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies | Comments

In recent years, increasing pressure from policymakers, consumers, and suppliers has prompted manufacturers to set environmental targets that go beyond reducing the pollutants they emit from their smokestacks or discharge into rivers and lakes. 

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2 Former Minding Towns Try To Change Their Fortunes

August 26, 2014 3:39 pm | by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press | Comments

In the Appalachian foothills of eastern Tennessee, Rocky Top and Briceville share a common heritage and a common problem: How to revive communities that once boasted bustling main streets and jobs for nearly anyone willing to mine the coal once plentiful in the deep shafts underground.

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Remediation Plans Move Forward At WV Ethane Cracker Site

August 26, 2014 3:32 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

State regulators and a company are negotiating an agreement to remediate any environmental issues at the site of a proposed ethane cracker plant in Wood County, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection said. 

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Oilfield Waste Disposal Facility Under Construction

August 26, 2014 10:46 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Vanguard Environmental has begun construction on the controversial oilfield-waste disposal facility north of downtown Houma, Louisiana.                                    

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Toledo Water Treatment Plant Supervisor Resigns After Toxic Contamination

August 26, 2014 10:32 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A city official who was in charge of Toledo's water treatment plant has resigned just three weeks after toxins contaminated the water supply for about 400,000 people.                        

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Cutting Emissions Pays For Itself

August 26, 2014 10:21 am | by MIT | Comments

Just how large are the health benefits of cleaner air in comparison to the costs of reducing carbon emissions? MIT researchers looked at three policies achieving the same reductions in the U.S., and found that the savings on health care spending and other costs related to illness can be big — in some cases, more than 10 times the cost of policy implementation.

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EPA Takes Comment On Four Corners Plant

August 26, 2014 9:54 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking comment on a proposed permit for a northwestern New Mexico power plant.                                    

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GE Opens Fuel Cell Facility

August 26, 2014 9:52 am | by Associated Press | Comments

General Electric Co. is opening a new facility north of Albany devoted to the development of fuel cells.                                           

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Politicians Cheer Pittsburgh Airport Gas Drilling

August 25, 2014 4:48 pm | by KEVIN BEGOS, Associated Press | Comments

The start of natural gas drilling near the Pittsburgh International Airport was cheered Monday by Pennsylvania politicians from both parties.                               

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Biomass Steam Plant Already Closed

August 25, 2014 4:42 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

When Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Biomass Steam Plant opened in 2012, it was supposed to save the lab money while also cutting pollution. But the plant had to be shut down after just a year and a half when a systems check found that some parts were already failing.

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New Pollution Trial Bid Denied

August 25, 2014 10:09 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A southeast Kansas town has lost its latest bid to retry a class-action lawsuit claiming BP of North America should do more to clean up industrial pollution from a refinery that closed in 1970.                      

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Court Declares More Than A Decade Of Coal Allocations Illegal

August 25, 2014 10:07 am | by Associated Press | Comments

India's Supreme Court said Monday that all government allocations of coal reserves to private companies from 1993 to 2010 were conducted illegally, and it will hold a hearing to decide whether to cancel them.                         

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Vectren Division Sale Costs 120 Mining Jobs

August 25, 2014 10:06 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Evansville-based Vectren Corp. says 120 southwestern Indiana coal miners will lose their jobs by month's end as the natural-gas utility completes the sale of its coal-mining subsidiary.                          

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