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300 On Strike At Schneider Electric

October 9, 2014 10:15 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The strike at the Schneider Electric plant in Peru, Indiana began early Monday, with members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers picketing outside its main gates.                                           

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Missing Oil Tanker Released By Pirates

October 9, 2014 10:13 am | by MINH V. TRAN, Associated Press | Comments

A Vietnamese oil tanker missing for a week was released by pirates who stormed the ship and siphoned off some of its cargo, a crew member said Thursday.                           

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Authorities are investigating the discovery of a body at a southwestern Indiana aluminum plant.

Alcoa Q3 Boosted By Higher Aluminum Prices

October 9, 2014 10:12 am | by DAVID KOENIG, AP Business Writer | Comments

Alcoa Inc. said Wednesday that third-quarter income soared as higher aluminum prices and lower costs for raw materials boosted its core primary-metals business.                                                       

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Perry Seeks Unlimited Gas & Oil Exports

October 9, 2014 10:09 am | by JEFF AMY, Associated Press | Comments

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is calling for unlimited natural gas and oil exports, saying it would help the American economy and aid American allies threatened by Russia's control of European natural gas supplies.                        

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Eradicating The Harmful Impacts Of Manufacturing

October 8, 2014 10:27 am | by Plymouth University | Comments

Plymouth University scientists confirm a new technique for applying high-quality finishes in engineering reduces the harmful impact by more than 98%.                                        

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Leader Of Toledo's Water Treatment Plant Resigns

October 8, 2014 10:11 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The official put in charge of Toledo's troubled water treatment plant after toxins contaminated the city's drinking water has resigned after less than two months on the job.                                   

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Groups Challenge EPA Decision On Navajo Coal Plant

October 8, 2014 10:10 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Conservation groups say a federal rule to cut haze-causing nitrogen oxide emissions at a northern Arizona coal plant is too lenient.                                         

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with federal partners, announces the results of a multi-year project called Bio-Response Operational Testing and Evaluation (BOTE) that tested and evaluated decontamination techniques for a biological inci

Judge Dismisses Nebraska Lawsuit Against EPA

October 7, 2014 5:24 pm | by MARGERY A. BECK, Associated Press | Comments

A federal judge dismissed Nebraska's lawsuit against the federal Environmental Protection Agency over greenhouse gas standards for new power plants, saying the lawsuit "jumped the gun."                             

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Chemical Depot Cleanup Down To The Final Paperwork

October 7, 2014 5:22 pm | by ANNETTE CARY, Tri-City Herald | Comments

All that's left of the contaminated plant that destroyed some of the nation's deadliest nerve and chemical agents is some paperwork.                                        

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PG&E Faces Penalty In Judge-Shopping

October 7, 2014 5:21 pm | by ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press | Comments

California should ban all back-channel contacts between the state's largest utility and the utility's state regulators, groups representing rate-payers and others urged a state administrative judge Tuesday after the release of emails showing regulators and utility executives secretly negotiating rate cases and other matters.

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Train Carrying Petroleum Distillate Derails, Catches Fire

October 7, 2014 5:19 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

A Canadian National Railway Company freight train carrying dangerous goods has derailed in central Saskatchewan in Canada and has caught fire.                                  

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Gas Driller Fined $4.5M For Waste Pit Leak

October 7, 2014 5:17 pm | by MICHAEL RUBINKAM, Associated Press | Comments

Pennsylvania environmental regulators are pursuing a record $4.5 million fine against a gas driller over what they describe as a major case of pollution from a leaking waste pit.                                     

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Chemicals mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the fourth quarter of 2013 saw a large uptick that helped level off 2013 overall deal volume and value, largely in part due to divestitures and mega deals – those valued at more than $1 billion, accordi

Industrial Manufacturers Forecast Solid Revenue Growth In Year Ahead

October 7, 2014 11:49 am | by PwC US | Comments

Optimism regarding projected company revenue growth increased among U.S. industrial manufacturers during the third quarter of 2014, according to the Q3 2014 Manufacturing Barometer.                               

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First Global Life Cycle Assessment Of Renewable Energy Future

October 7, 2014 11:04 am | by Norwegian University of Science and Technology | Comments

A future where electricity comes mostly from low-carbon sources is not only feasible in terms of material demand, but will significantly reduce air pollution, a study published in the 6 October Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences says.

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Polyester Plant Opening In Northwest GA

October 7, 2014 10:53 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A new polyester fiber manufacturing company is opening a facility in northwest Georgia and is expecting to create 114 new jobs.                                              

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