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Changes Ordered At Los Alamos Over Waste Leak

September 29, 2014 | by Jeri Clausing, Associated Press | Comments

Four Los Alamos National Laboratory workers have been reassigned and the Department of Energy has pulled nuclear waste cleanup operations from the contractor that runs the lab after a barrel of waste packed at Los Alamos leaked, officials said. 

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Edmonton Plant Aims To Transform Sewage

October 1, 2014 11:00 am | by The Canadian Press | Comments

Two companies are working on a project to transform sewage into commercial fertilizer and help protect the environmental health of the North Saskatchewan River. Edmonton-based Epcor will ...          

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A Look At CA's Larndmark Plastic Bag Ban

October 1, 2014 10:49 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic shopping bags, following the lead of more than 100 California cities and counties. The fight between environmentalists and manufacturers is ...

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GE To Build Oil And Gas Plant In Jacksonville

October 1, 2014 10:41 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

General Electric Co. is building a plant for its oil and gas division in Jacksonville, which promises to employ at least 500 people by the end of 2016. Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown and Gov. Rick Scott announced ...       

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Large Fire At Seattle Manufacturing Building Releases Chemicals

October 1, 2014 10:39 am | by Manuel Valdes - Associated Press | Comments

A large fire destroyed a manufacturing building in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood, sending a large plume of black smoke over the city and prompting an effort to contain toxic chemicals. The fire ...         

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Feds Unveil Cleanup Plan For Nuclear Waste Dump

September 30, 2014 6:45 pm | by Susan Montoya Bryan - Associated Press | Comments

The U.S. Department of Energy on Tuesday said it's committed to cleaning up and resuming initial operations at the federal government's troubled nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico as early as 2016, work that's expected to ...    

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Greenbrier Leads Call For Safer Tank Car Design

September 30, 2014 11:27 am | by Greenbrier | Comments

Greenbrier's Tank Car of the Future is designed for safer transportation of crude, ethanol and other flammables in North America, as well as use with other hazardous materials traffic.                

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Mexico Detains 5 In Suspected Oil Theft Ring

September 30, 2014 11:08 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The ring is believed to have stolen over 1 million gallons (4 million liters) of oil per month in a northeastern state.                                     

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Dominion Natural Gas Exports Plan Gets Federal OK

September 30, 2014 11:00 am | by Frederic J. Frommer, Associated Press | Comments

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission concluded that the project, as approved with conditions, would minimize potential adverse impacts on landowners and the environment.                      

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Johnson & Johnson Buying Alios

September 30, 2014 10:52 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The deal includes Alios' portfolio of potential therapeutics for viral infections including compound AL-8176.                                         

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California Governor Expected To OK Plastic Bag Ban

September 30, 2014 10:45 am | by Fenit Nirappil, Associated Press | Comments

The legislation will prohibit large grocery stores from carrying single-use bags starting in July 2015, expanding to smaller stores the year after.                             

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Goodyear Aims To Use Rice Husk Byproduct In Tires

September 29, 2014 11:15 am | by Mark Gillispie, Associated Press | Comments

One of the world's biggest tire manufacturers is taking another step toward more environmentally friendly production by incorporating a byproduct created by the burning of rice husks into a material used in high-end tires.     

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Company Proposes Rare Earths Mine In WY

September 29, 2014 11:01 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A Canadian company has proposed a rare earths mineral mine in northeastern Wyoming.                            

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Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) expects to start production at a record 10 major projects in 2014, adding new capacity of approximately 300,000 net oil equivalent barrels per day and contributing to profitable production growth

Judge Leaves Legal Openings For Villagers In Exxon Suit

September 25, 2014 10:34 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A federal judge has left a small legal opening for some Indonesian villagers to pursue a lawsuit against Exxon Mobil Corp. for human rights abuses allegedly committed by Indonesian troops guarding an Exxon natural gas field.                                 

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Mexican Cartels Steal Billions From The Oil Industry

September 25, 2014 10:15 am | by MARK STEVENSON, Associated Press | Comments

Mexico overcame 75 years of nationalist pride to reform its flagging, state-owned oil industry. But as it prepares to develop rich shale fields along the Gulf Coast, and attract foreign investors, another challenge awaits: taming the brutal drug cartels that rule the region and are stealing billions of dollars' worth of oil from pipelines.

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North Dakota Calls For More Environmental Protections

September 25, 2014 10:01 am | by JOSH WOOD, Associated Press | Comments

A top North Dakota public health official told a meeting of energy company representatives in Dickinson on Wednesday that more needs to be done to ensure environmental protections in the state amid its oil boom.                           

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