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ADM Makes $3B Natural Flavor Deal

July 8, 2014 11:16 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Archer Daniels Midland already makes sweeteners, fibers, emulsifiers and an array of other ingredients used in packaged foods and drinks. Now it's getting in the business of natural flavors.                           

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Investigation Into Chemical Leak Begins

July 8, 2014 10:53 am | by RAY HENRY, Associated Press | Comments

Yesterday's accident marked a third serious safety incident for MFG Chemical Inc. A worker was adding a chemical into a reactor to produce maleic anhydride and chemical reaction quickly produced a vapor that escaped before the worker could shut a lid. That worker inhaled the vapor and appeared to have injured his respiratory tract.

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A handful of the hundreds of creditors seeking compensation from the company at the center of West Virginia's chemical spill that deprived residents of usable tap water for days questioned top executives Tuesday in bankruptcy court.

Freedom Industries Fined $11K For Chemical Spill

July 8, 2014 10:39 am | by FREDERIC J. FROMMER, Associated Press | Comments

A federal agency has fined the company that spilled chemicals into West Virginia's largest water supply $11,000 for a pair of violations.                               

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3 Arrested At Power Plant Protest

July 8, 2014 10:35 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Three people have been arrested in a protest at a wood-burning power plant in Eugene, Oregon.                                        

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Ameren To Close Meramec Coal Plant By 2022

July 8, 2014 10:33 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Ameren Missouri has told state regulators it will shut down the 61-year-old Meramec coal-fired plant in Oakville by 2022, or possibly sooner pending stricter rules on greenhouse gas emissions.                

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Grieving Family Sues Chevron After Well Explosion

July 7, 2014 10:45 am | by JOE MANDAK, Associated Press | Comments

The parents of a contractor killed when a southwestern Pennsylvania natural gas well exploded in February have sued the Chevron subsidiary that owns the well.                          

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New EPA Rule Won't Affect Power Plants

July 7, 2014 10:35 am | by ADAM BEAM, Associated Press | Comments

None of Kentucky's coal-fired power plants will close because of new emission standards released last month by the Environmental Protection Agency, a state official told lawmakers.                         

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Coal & Gas Waste Treatment Plant Closes

July 7, 2014 10:33 am | by KEVIN BEGOS, Associated Press | Comments

A company that treated wastewater from coal mines and gas drilling operations near Pittsburgh has closed and state officials are scrambling to clean up a mess that's still there.                 

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3M: $11.2M Upgrade To Begin

July 7, 2014 10:31 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A north Alabama chemical facility is getting an $11.2 million upgrade as part of plans for expanded operations that will create 13 new jobs at salaries well the state's median household income.            

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Misconceptions Helped Kill Australia's Carbon Tax

July 7, 2014 10:26 am | by ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press | Comments

Australia's experience illustrates how easy it is to scuttle complicated environmental laws, and serves as a warning to President Barack Obama, whose recent proposal to force a 30 percent cut in power plants' carbon emissions is drawing anger from both sides of politics.

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Michigan Natural Gas Pipeline Plans Move Forward

July 7, 2014 10:19 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Plans are in the works for a new natural gas transmission pipeline that could pass through Michigan on its way to Ontario, Canada, raising concerns among some residents who have seen their property dug up for an ongoing oil pipeline project.  

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Steel Imports Undermining American Business During Shale Boom

July 7, 2014 10:16 am | by John D. Oravecz, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | Comments

The steel industry was expected to benefit greatly from the domestic boom in oil and gas drilling. But the anticipated windfall from supplying drilling companies with tubular steel for oil and gas pipelines is being undermined by a flood of cheap imports. American steelmakers have blamed foreign dumping for causing a severe oversupply and depressing prices.

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Hope Runs Out For 8 Trapped Gold Miners

July 7, 2014 10:12 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Authorities are making a last ditch effort to rescue eight men trapped in a small gold mine.                                                

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Emergency Crews Respond To Chemical Mishap

July 7, 2014 10:10 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Dalton police are asking residents near a manufacturing plant to stay indoors as they respond to a chemical leak.                                   

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Chemical Leak Injures 1

July 7, 2014 10:08 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Authorities in northeast Georgia say an industrial area on the city of Dalton's northwest side has been deemed safe after a chemical leak injured one person and prompted road closures.                          

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