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DOE Chooses Advanced Energy Research Projects

October 27, 2009 4:43 am | Comments

Jim Lane Biofuels Digest - October 27, 2009 In California, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced that ARPA-E - the Department's recently-formed Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy - has awarded $151 million in funding for 37 research projects.

Cytec To Pay $155,000 For Clean Air Act Violation

October 27, 2009 4:33 am | Comments

WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) - Federal officials say a chemical company based in Wallingford will pay a civil penalty of $155,000 to resolve claims it violated the Clean Air Act.

Dow Chemical Leak Forces Evacuation

October 27, 2009 4:17 am | Comments

FREEPORT, Texas (AP) - A leak in a Dow Chemical underground pipeline is prompting the evacuation of more than 60 homes in Freeport.

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Keeping Your Workforce Healthy

October 26, 2009 12:45 pm | Comments

By Amanda Earing, News Editor, Manufacturing.Net The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that each year, on average, more than 200,000 people are hospitalized and 36,000 people die from seasonal flu complications in the U.S.

Safety Board To Investigate Tesoro Refinery Fire

October 26, 2009 7:36 am | Comments

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The U.S. Chemical Safety Board says it is sending a three-person team to investigate a fire at the Tesoro Corp. refinery in Salt Lake City. The Wednesday night fire followed a power outage at the refinery earlier in the day.

Soybeans Used To Make Polyurethane Foam

October 26, 2009 6:18 am | Comments

MARTIN MOYLAN The Associated Press - October 26, 2009 EDINA, Minn. (AP) - Have you ever felt soybeans in your couch, or mattress? Well they might be there, even if you can't feel them.

Ex-Workers Object To Kodak Discrimination Settlement

October 26, 2009 5:55 am | Comments

BEN DOBBIN AP Business Writer - October 26, 2009 ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - A group of former Eastman Kodak Co. workers objected Friday to a proposed $21.4 million deal to settle two lawsuits by black employees who maintain they were paid and promoted less than white counterparts.

Small Hydrogen Cyanide Leak At Bayer CropScience Plant

October 26, 2009 5:44 am | Comments

INSTITUTE, W.Va. (AP) - No one was injured when a small quantity of hydrogen cyanide leaked at the Bayer CropScience plant in Institute. Plant spokesman Tom Dover says the leak from a distillation column was detected late Saturday night.

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Wastewater Sludge Processing Improvements

October 26, 2009 5:27 am | Comments

Jack Robbins is the Superintendent of Water Pollution Control for the Board of Public Works for the town of Beatrice, NE, a community of 13,000 located along the Big Blue River in the southeastern corner of the state, about 100 miles south of Omaha.

EPA: Climate Bill Could Cost Family $100 Annually

October 26, 2009 5:12 am | Comments

H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer - October 26, 2009 WASHINGTON (AP) - A Senate plan to tackle global warming would add about $100 a year to the energy costs for a typical household, according to an analysis by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Largest Solar Plant In U.S. Goes Online Tuesday

October 26, 2009 5:03 am | Comments

CHRISTINE ARMARIO Associated Press Writer - October 26, 2009 ARCADIA, Fla. (AP) -

Feds Probe Cause Of Puerto Rico Fuel Depot Fire

October 26, 2009 4:37 am | Comments

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Federal investigators entered a smoldering fuel depot for the first time Sunday to investigate what may have caused an explosion that forced hundreds to evacuate and spewed thick, toxic smoke across the region.

Propane Tanker Explodes On Busy Indianapolis Expressway

October 23, 2009 11:33 am | Comments

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - State highway engineers have reopened a westbound bridge on Interstate 465 that had been closed because of propane tanker explosion on an Indianapolis expressway. The eastbound I-465 bridge that was directly over the scene of the crash Thursday remains closed.

Fuel Storage Blast Rocks Puerto Rico Capital

October 23, 2009 11:05 am | Comments

Mike Melia THE ASSOCIATED PRESS - October 23, 2009 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - An explosion at a fuel storage facility sent earthquake-force shock waves across Puerto Rico's capital on Friday and created a tower of inky black smoke that forced airliners to alter flight paths.

Utilities To Build Electric Car Infrastructure

October 23, 2009 5:46 am | Comments

DETROIT (AP) - A trade group representing 70 percent of U.S. electric utilities has pledged to work aggressively to put charging stations and other infrastructure in place to support electric vehicles that soon will be in dealer showrooms. Anthony Earley Jr.

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