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Robot Sub Hunts Toxic Waste Off Italian Coast

September 16, 2009 5:11 am | Comments

ROME (AP) - Italian authorities have dispatched a robot submarine with a video camera to a shipwreck off the Calabrian coast to see if it's carrying radioactive waste dumped by the mob in a lucrative disposal racket.

Slim Jim Plant Blast Leads To NC Gas Code Changes

September 16, 2009 4:52 am | Comments

MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer - September 16, 2009 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Three months after an explosion at a Slim Jim factory in North Carolina killed three people, a state panel has made emergency changes to its gas guidelines despite federal inaction on the standards.

Jamaica Tightens Rules After Chemical Spill

September 16, 2009 4:44 am | Comments

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Companies handling corrosive materials along Kingston Harbor will soon be required to have special permits to ensure the safe operation of hazardous chemicals after a 300-ton (270 metric ton) sulfuric acid spill, officials said Tuesday.


Great Lakes Toxic Cleanups Lagging Badly

September 16, 2009 4:28 am | Comments

JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer - September 16, 2009 TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Cleanup of the most polluted sites in the Great Lakes is moving so slowly it will take 77 more years to finish the job at the existing pace, according to a federal report. The U.S.

Loyalty Leads The Way

September 15, 2009 12:53 pm | Comments

By Glenn Webb, Senior Product Specialist, Pump Solutions Group Loyalty is a trait in short supply these days. Baseball players who have been nurtured by an organization for upwards of a decade will brazenly chase the biggest free-agent contract.

Cooling & Relief Systems Caused Fla. Plant Blast

September 15, 2009 11:57 am | Comments

RON WORD Associated Press Writer - September 16, 2009 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -

Chart Industries To Lay Off 90 Workers

September 15, 2009 5:19 am | Comments

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) - A manufacturer that makes industrial heat exchangers in La Crosse says it will soon lay off 90 employees. Chart Industries Inc. says the slow global economy is forcing officials to make the layoffs, which are effective Sept. 28.

Plant To Cut Storage Of Deadly Chemical

September 15, 2009 5:10 am | Comments

INSTITUTE, W.Va. - Bayer CropScience reported last month that a West Virginia plant will reduce its storage of a toxic chemical that was in danger of being released in a deadly explosion nearly a year ago.


Bayer, Thermo Fisher Get New CEOs

September 15, 2009 4:45 am | Comments

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) - Scientific instrument maker Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. said Tuesday that it has promoted Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Marc N. Casper to the roles of president and CEO, effective Oct. 15.

Top 50 Chemicals Toxic To Kids

September 15, 2009 4:26 am | Comments

PHUONG LE Associated Press Writer - September 15, 2009 SEATTLE (AP) - In 2008, Washington became the first state in the U.S. to pass a law requiring manufacturers to report whether certain products contain chemicals toxic to children.

Safety Board Rejects Slim Jim Recommendations

September 14, 2009 11:28 am | Comments

MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer - September 14, 2009 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Federal safety officials have rejected a series of urgent recommendations that investigators offered after an explosion at a Slim Jim factory in North Carolina killed three people.

Processing With Industrial PCs

September 14, 2009 10:55 am | Comments

In today's world of steel making, profit margins are as thin as sheet metal. That makes the margin of error at the Timken Faircrest plant in Canton, OH even thinner for the utilization of time, equipment and raw material.

Soldier Suing KBR Over Iraq Toxin

September 14, 2009 10:36 am | Comments

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A retired Pittsburgh soldier has joined dozens of others nationwide in suing a contractor for exposure to a dangerous chemical while he guarded a water treatment plant in Iraq. Glen Bootay's federal lawsuit was filed Friday against KBR Inc.

Nuclear Power Debate Returns To Legislature

September 14, 2009 5:48 am | Comments

MIKE SMITH AP Political Writer - September 14, 2009 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - There are no nuclear power plants in Indiana, but lawmakers are expected to wrestle next year with whether to offer an incentive that could boost prospects for building reactors in the state.

Lilly To Reorganize, Cut 5,500 Jobs

September 14, 2009 5:41 am | Comments

Marley Seaman AP Health Writer - September 14, 2009 NEW YORK (AP) - Drugmaker Eli Lilly & Co. said Monday it will eliminate 5,500 jobs, or 13.


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