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DuPont Finishes Chemours Performance Chemicals Unit Spin Off

July 1, 2015 | by The Associated Press | Comments

DuPont has completed a plan it announced in 2013 to spin off its performance chemicals unit into a separate business named The Chemours Co.

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Consumer Reports Finds Some Newer Cars Burn Too Much Oil

July 1, 2015 9:49 am | by TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer | Comments

Newer cars aren't supposed to need more oil between oil changes, but Consumer Reports found that some engines — mainly from Audi, BMW and Subaru — require an extra quart as often as once a month.

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New Pipeline Reclamation Program Handling 11 Complaints

July 1, 2015 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A program that aims to help North Dakota landowners and tenants resolve issues with companies over pipeline reclamation problems is handling nearly a dozen complaints.

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Report: OSHA Not Doing Enough to Protect Workers From Chemical Hazards

July 1, 2015 9:33 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

An investigation by the Center for Public Integrity found that chemical exposure limits set by the Environmental Protection Agency are up to 1,000 times stronger than those set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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Cisco Unveils New IoT System

June 30, 2015 4:19 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Cisco Systems this week unveiled a new framework designed to ease businesses' entry into the industrial Internet of Things.

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Judge Tosses Verdict Favoring DuPont In Whistleblower Case

June 30, 2015 4:16 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A federal judge last week tossed out a jury verdict favoring DuPont after she ruled that the chemical giant withheld information about safety problems at a Louisiana plant.

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Sustainable Manufacturing: A Q&A With Eastman Chemical's Mark Cox

June 30, 2015 3:05 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

Why going green is good for your company's bottom line.

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Duke Energy CEO Getting Pay Raise Year After Coal Ash Spill

June 30, 2015 10:17 am | by EMERY P. DALESIO, AP Business Writer | Comments

Duke Energy Corp. CEO Lynn Good is getting a raise a year after the country's largest electric company confronted a coal ash spill that coated 70 miles of a North Carolina river in sludge containing toxic heavy metals, the company said in a regulatory filing Monday.

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Coal Industry Scores a Win But Fate of Plants Still in Air

June 30, 2015 10:00 am | by MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press | Comments

Coal companies and their supporters scored a courtroom victory with a U.S. Supreme Court decision that said the Obama administration failed to take potential costs into account when it decided to regulate toxic emissions from many power plants.

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AkzoNobel to Expand Texas R&D Facility

June 30, 2015 9:54 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The plant will include an area dedicated to paint experiments, a paint application lab and conditioning areas for test panels.

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Report: Blue Bell Pulled Products Weeks Before Listeria Recall

June 30, 2015 9:40 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Blue Bell Creameries quietly pulled the company's ice cream from retailers and large institutions weeks before issuing a recall over listeria contamination, according to a report in The Dallas Morning News.

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Idaho Aquifer Decline Could Hinder Radioactive Monitoring

June 29, 2015 5:24 pm | by KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press | Comments

Researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey in a 36-page report released Monday said the Eastern Snake River Plain Aquifer level has dropped below two wells and about a dozen others are in danger due to ongoing drought.

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Ammonia Leaks From Warehouse Burning in Washington Wildfire

June 29, 2015 5:15 pm | by NICHOLAS GERANIOS, DONNA BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press | Comments

The Blue Bird warehouse, which uses ammonia for cold-storage, was among a few commercial buildings to burn.

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New York Formalizes Ban on Fracking, Ending 7-Year Review

June 29, 2015 5:13 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

New York has formalized its ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas after a seven-year environmental and health review.

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Environmental Groups Urge Dayton to Wade Into Mine Review

June 29, 2015 5:11 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

"Future generations will be cleaning up the mess left behind," said Aaron Klemz, a spokesman for the group, referring to the site of a 2014 massive mining waste spill in Canada.

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Coal Plant Operator Says Colstrip Remains Profitable For Now

June 29, 2015 5:07 pm | by MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press | Comments

The fate of Colstrip carries symbolic weight because of its location in the Powder River Basin of Montana and Wyoming, home to some of the largest coal mines in the world.

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