September 16, 2009 SHANGHAI (AP) - Three people have died and an additional 17 required medical treatment after they were exposed to bags of a toxic chemical illegally dumped by a factory in eastern China, the local government said Wednesday.
ROME (AP) - Italian authorities have dispatched a robot submarine with a video camera to a shipwreck off the Calabrian coast to see if it's carrying radioactive waste dumped by the mob in a lucrative disposal racket.
MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer - September 16, 2009 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Three months after an explosion at a Slim Jim factory in North Carolina killed three people, a state panel has made emergency changes to its gas guidelines despite federal inaction on the standards.
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Companies handling corrosive materials along Kingston Harbor will soon be required to have special permits to ensure the safe operation of hazardous chemicals after a 300-ton (270 metric ton) sulfuric acid spill, officials said Tuesday.
JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer - September 16, 2009 TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Cleanup of the most polluted sites in the Great Lakes is moving so slowly it will take 77 more years to finish the job at the existing pace, according to a federal report. The U.S.
By Glenn Webb, Senior Product Specialist, Pump Solutions Group Loyalty is a trait in short supply these days. Baseball players who have been nurtured by an organization for upwards of a decade will brazenly chase the biggest free-agent contract.
RON WORD Associated Press Writer - September 16, 2009 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) - A manufacturer that makes industrial heat exchangers in La Crosse says it will soon lay off 90 employees. Chart Industries Inc. says the slow global economy is forcing officials to make the layoffs, which are effective Sept. 28.
INSTITUTE, W.Va. - Bayer CropScience reported last month that a West Virginia plant will reduce its storage of a toxic chemical that was in danger of being released in a deadly explosion nearly a year ago.
WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) - Scientific instrument maker Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. said Tuesday that it has promoted Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Marc N. Casper to the roles of president and CEO, effective Oct. 15.
PHUONG LE Associated Press Writer - September 15, 2009 SEATTLE (AP) - In 2008, Washington became the first state in the U.S. to pass a law requiring manufacturers to report whether certain products contain chemicals toxic to children.
MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer - September 14, 2009 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Federal safety officials have rejected a series of urgent recommendations that investigators offered after an explosion at a Slim Jim factory in North Carolina killed three people.
In today's world of steel making, profit margins are as thin as sheet metal. That makes the margin of error at the Timken Faircrest plant in Canton, OH even thinner for the utilization of time, equipment and raw material.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A retired Pittsburgh soldier has joined dozens of others nationwide in suing a contractor for exposure to a dangerous chemical while he guarded a water treatment plant in Iraq. Glen Bootay's federal lawsuit was filed Friday against KBR Inc.
MIKE SMITH AP Political Writer - September 14, 2009 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - There are no nuclear power plants in Indiana, but lawmakers are expected to wrestle next year with whether to offer an incentive that could boost prospects for building reactors in the state.