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Slim Jim Plant Explosion Claims Fourth Victim

November 24, 2009 4:23 am | Comments

EMERY P. DALESIO Associated Press Writer - November 24, 2009 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A fourth victim has died from injuries suffered in a natural gas explosion that tore through a North Carolina Slim Jim plant five months ago, a hospital spokesman said Monday.

Breaking Down Biodegradable Plastic Packaging Material

November 23, 2009 9:52 am | Comments

Interest in biodegradable disposable plastic items has steadily grown over the last decade. With packaging materials, the reduction in usage of raw materials, re-use and recycling are the best route to a sustainable lifestyle.

GlaxoSmithKline Halts H1N1 Vaccinations In Canada

November 23, 2009 5:59 am | Comments

WASHINGTON (Kyodo) - British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline Plc. is suspending the use of 170,000 doses of its new H1N1 influenza vaccine in Canada given a higher-than-usual rate of reported side effects, Canadian media reported Monday.

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Processor Fined $41,700 After Worker Amputation

November 23, 2009 5:49 am | Comments

ATLANTA - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Callaway Farms Manufacturing for safety and health violations. The inspection occurred in July at the Washington, Ga.

Breaking Down Conveying System Complexity

November 23, 2009 5:07 am | Comments

Evaluating and choosing a pneumatic conveying system should not be a complicated process.

New Dow Adhesives To Debut At Label Expo Asia 2009

November 23, 2009 4:32 am | Comments

SHANGHAI (Business Wire) - When two world-class pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) forces come together, a PSA powerhouse is bound to be formed.

Ethanol Plant Sues Gas Provider For Pipeline Explosion

November 23, 2009 4:19 am | Comments

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The owners of a Lexington ethanol plant and their insurer are suing a subsidiary of a Houston-based natural gas provider they say is responsible for an explosion and fire that shut down the plant for weeks.

Venezuela Plans To Annul Bayer Drug Patents

November 23, 2009 4:06 am | Comments

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuela's trade minister says the government plans to annul the pharmaceutical patents for an antibiotic produced by Bayer HealthCare.

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Not Enough Woody Biomass For Biofuels

November 23, 2009 3:59 am | Comments

JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer - November 23, 2009 PARK FALLS, Wisconsin (AP)

Ramen Noodle Plant Expands During Recession

November 20, 2009 4:45 am | Comments

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A ramen noodle factory in Chesterfield County is expanding. Maruchan Virginia Inc. announced Thursday that it has completed a new manufacturing line, which will add 50 jobs. The $18 million project is the ninth manufacturing line at the Chesterfield plant.

TX Plant Won't Incinerate Mexican Hazardous Waste

November 20, 2009 4:33 am | Comments

JOHN McFARLAND Associated Press Writer - November 20, 2009 DALLAS (AP) - A southeast Texas industrial plant is scrapping plans to import and incinerate 20,000 tons of hazardous materials from Mexico, the facility's general manager said.

Lifting Dock Safety Standards

November 20, 2009 4:21 am | Comments

Joe Manone, Vice President, Rite-Hite Corporation Nearly 100 workers are killed each year in the United States as a result of forklift-related incidents.

Emerging Municipal Waste Feedstock Biofuel Companies

November 20, 2009 3:53 am | Comments

Jim Lane Biofuels Digest - November 20, 2009 In a recent poll, Biofuels Digest readers identified “waste biomass” as the hottest feedstock - and with 5-6 pounds of garbage being produced per person, per day in the U.S.

P & G Recalls Vicks Nasal Spray After Bacteria Found

November 20, 2009 3:27 am | Comments

CINCINNATI (AP) - The Procter & Gamble Co. has recalled some 120,000 bottles of Vicks Sinex nasal spray after the company found bacteria in samples during routine testing. Spokesman Tom Millikin described the voluntary recall as a precaution after small amounts of the B.

Factory Chief Acquitted Over AZF Disaster That Killed 31

November 19, 2009 11:51 am | Comments

AUDREY SOMMAZI & JOHANNA DECORSE Associated Press Writers - November 19, 2009

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