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Canada Safety Board Says Latest Oil Train Derailment Shows New Safety Standards Are Inadequate

February 26, 2015 10:18 am | by WhochitGeneralNews | Comments

The Transportation Safety Board said Monday the Class 111 tank cars involved in the Feb. 14 CN train derailment met the upgraded standards for new tank cars carrying crude and other flammable liquids. But it says the cars still "performed similarly" to those involved in the derailment in Lac-Megantic, Quebec that killed 47 people two years ago.

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Impact of Massive Oil Refinery Strike on Gas Prices

February 25, 2015 10:19 am | by CBS This Morning | Comments

Gas prices that fell for months have continued to climb for 29 straight days. Meanwhile, the largest oil refinery strike in 35 years is now in its fourth week. Does it mean the end of cheap gas?

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Is Keystone Down The Tubes?

February 25, 2015 10:05 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

On Tuesday, the Keystone XL pipeline bill arrived at President Obama's desk and was promptly vetoed. So what does the future hold for the prospects of this major pipeline?

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A New Source of Biofuel — Leather Sludge

February 24, 2015 9:30 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

Properly disposing of waste from the leather processing industry is a costly and tricky endeavor — which is why a team of scientists has been hard at work demonstrating that there could be way to make good use of this toxic sludge.

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The Oil Crisis: What Will Happen to Production?

February 23, 2015 10:25 am | by Bloomberg Business | Comments

EOG Resources recently announced that it would be cutting spending and drilling in the coming year. Meanwhile, a U.S. government agency predicts that production on home soil will keep growing. So who's right?

Mind-Blowing Movie Explosions Explained

February 19, 2015 4:56 pm | by Reactions | Comments

Movies with big explosions may not be cleaning house at the Oscars this weekend, but as this video shows, they're still Hollywood's favorite way to cash in on cool chemistry.

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Thought Leaders: Making e-Commerce Work For Manufacturers

February 19, 2015 4:46 pm | by Manufacturing.Net | Comments

In the last five to ten years, the use of online ordering — via a desk top or mobile device — has skyrocketed in the industrial MRO space. But it’s not always as easy as simply hopping on a website and tracking down a specific product.

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$10 a Barrel Oil is Absolutely Possible: Schork

February 19, 2015 9:31 am | by Bloomberg Business | Comments

Stephen Schork, president of The Schork Group, discusses how refinery strikes and the yearly refinery maintenance season could hit demand for crude hard, sending crude prices even lower.

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Chemical Spray Tans May Pose Health Risk

February 18, 2015 4:36 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

As this undercover report shows, most women entering spray tan salons are not given the protection they need to prevent ingesting DHA.

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Japanese Man Arrested For Sending Boy to Help Fukushima Clean-up

February 18, 2015 9:47 am | by WochitGeneralNews | Comments

The Aichi prefectural police said the boy, from Kitanagoya City, western Japan, was sent to Fukushima to cut contaminated leaves and scrape up dirt in the disaster zone last July.

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West Virginia Train Derails: Fires, Oil Tanker in River

February 17, 2015 9:06 am | by JOHN RABY, JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press | Comments

Fires burned for hours after a train carrying more than 100 tankers of crude oil derailed in a snowstorm in West Virginia, sending a fireball into the sky and threatening the water supply of nearby residents, authorities and residents said Tuesday.

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Dash Cam Footage Shows Orange Cloud From Chemical Blast in Spain

February 13, 2015 12:14 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

For most, the restrictions were lifted within a few hours, as the cloud passed. But a day after the blast, authorities were still asking that children, the elderly, and pregnant women stay indoors. This dash cam footage shows how the bright orange chemical cloud filled the sky.

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Thought Leadership Series: How to Utilize Your Supplier For a Better Safety Program

February 12, 2015 3:47 pm | by Chem.Info | Comments

According to Chem.Info's sister publication, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operations, on a day-to-day basis, many manufacturers have their hands full working on their core competencies like pumping out quality products, and struggle in critical areas like safety compliance and documentation. Sound familiar?

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Environmental Regulations That Republicans Want to Eliminate

February 11, 2015 10:47 am | by WochitGeneralNews | Comments

Committee rosters are set, oversight plans are signed and witnesses are being called up to the Hill. For congressional Republicans, it's regulation-hunting season. Republicans have made no secret of their plans to swipe at what they've deemed an overly burdensome environmental agenda from the Obama administration

New Packaging Laws Hit Edible Marijuana Market

February 10, 2015 10:31 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

Since marijuana was legalized for recreational use in 2014, the edible pot market has soared — but so have the risks associated with having them in your home. As the market continues to grow, more innovate laws and packaging solutions will be needed address these risks.

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