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The State Of Sustainable Manufacturing

April 14, 2015 11:22 am | by Industrial Maintenance And Plant Operations | Comments

As concerns regarding the environment continue to rise, the importance of sustainable manufacturing follows suit. Check out why it's important and what manufacturers and consumers think.


Feds Inspect Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Reactors After Shutdown

April 14, 2015 11:11 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspectors are visiting the Calvert Cliffs nuclear plant to probe the unplanned shutdown of both reactors after a transmission line problem that caused outages in the Washington region last week.


US Retail Sales Heat up in March; Has Big Thaw Arrived?

April 14, 2015 11:08 am | by JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer | Comments

Americans increased their spending on autos, furniture, clothing and building materials in March, lifting retail sales for the first time in four months.


Audit Finds Problems in Pipe Oversight After Deadly Blast

April 14, 2015 11:04 am | by ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press | Comments

Five years after a deadly natural-gas explosion in suburban San Francisco, California's oversight of utilities' gas pipelines still suffers from a lack of focus on safety by top state regulators, a new audit says.


Trial Begins Over Turkey's Mine Disaster That Killed 301

April 14, 2015 10:18 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Inspection reports said the coal had been smoldering for days before the May 13 disaster, releasing toxic gases. Survivors have complained of poor working and safety conditions inside the mine, including a lack of gas masks.


Shale Boom Hits First Bust Since Oil Price Collapse

April 14, 2015 10:06 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Federal officials estimate monthly production from the nation's top shale oil reserves will decline next month.


Yemen Liquid Natural Gas Firm Shuts Down as Conflict Worsens

April 14, 2015 9:31 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The company, whose main shareholder is French oil giant Total SA, declared a force majeure Tuesday.


Train Derailment Spills Dry Ammonia in Colorado

April 13, 2015 4:18 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

About 70 residents in the city south of Denver were asked to remain indoors following the accident.


2nd Major Gas Pipeline Would Link Pennsylvania, Northeast

April 13, 2015 11:28 am | by MARY ESCH, Associated Press | Comments

Construction workers in economically distressed southern New York are ecstatic about the job possibilities, but landowners who have been fighting the first pipeline for three years are dismayed at the prospect of going through the whole process a second time.


China Tries Former State Oil Boss on Corruption Charges

April 13, 2015 11:23 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A top official who led China's biggest petroleum company and later was assigned to oversee state-owned companies went on trial Monday on charges of corruption and abuse of power.


Several Men Fall to Their Deaths Inside of Chemical Tank in Pakistan

April 13, 2015 10:16 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

At least six bodies were recovered from a chemical tank inside a pickle manufacturing plant in Pakistan over the weekend. 


3 Mitsubishi Firms to Build Methanol Plant in Trinidad And Tobago

April 13, 2015 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Amid expected growth in global demand for methanol, used in a range of products such as adhesive agents and agricultural chemicals, three Mitsubishi firms are planning to start operating the plant in October 2018.


Refiners, Retailers Drop Prices, Chase US Drivers' Demand

April 13, 2015 9:37 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The average national price of a regular gallon of gasoline continues to drop.


Paper Towels, Toilet Tissue Latest Uses For Wheat Straw

April 13, 2015 9:35 am | by ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press | Comments

A company plans to roll out a new line of tissues and paper towels this month that incorporates wheat straw and bamboo, which it hopes will provide a rapidly renewable and environmentally friendly source of fiber for its products while giving farmers a new market for what remains after the grain is harvested.


'Toxic Toy' Bill Gets Another Push in NY, Industry Objects

April 10, 2015 4:58 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Legislation to ban the use of certain chemicals in toys may get another chance in New York state before lawmakers adjourn in June.



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