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Irradiation, Training Could Reduce E. Coli Contamination

October 7, 2009 5:20 am | Comments

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Two food safety experts from the University of Minnesota say better training for meatpacking workers and wider use of irradiation could reduce the danger of illness from E. coli-contaminated beef.

Biofuel Company To Build New Plant

October 7, 2009 5:14 am | Comments

CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) - Biofuel company Qteros (cue-TAIR'-ohs) has announced plans to build a $3.2 million pilot plant adjacent to Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee that could eventually employ 150 people.

Three Injured In Chemical Plant Explosion

October 7, 2009 4:58 am | Comments

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) - Fire officials in Panama City say three workers were injured after an explosion at a local chemical plant. Lt. Tim Talley of the Panama City Fire Department says three workers at E.B.

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Russia Aims To Lead Nanotechnology Industry

October 6, 2009 12:33 pm | Comments

MOSCOW (AP) - President Dmitry Medvedev says Russia is thinking big when it comes to nanotechnology. Medvedev told an international nanotechnology forum Tuesday that Russia aims to be a world leader in an industry he said has vast potential.

CRM: The Secret Ingredient

October 6, 2009 11:52 am | Comments

As with many a treasured recipes and favorite dish, Illes Seasonings & Flavors' name and genesis came from its founding family: current owner Rick Illes' grandfather, Dr. A.E.

Manufacturing Footprint Optimization

October 6, 2009 6:47 am | Comments

By Raj G. Konanahalli and Russ Dillion, AlixPartners LLP Chances are, your competitors are quickly rightsizing their manufacturing footprint in response to today's deteriorating global market conditions. Improving operations within facilities is likely not enough.

Fertilizer Maker Settles Alleged Clean Air Violations

October 6, 2009 5:31 am | Comments

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Minnesota-based company accused of violating the Clean Air Act has agreed to spend about $30 million to improve air pollution controls at its sulfuric acid production plant in Louisiana, federal authorities announced Monday.

Unions: Chemical Safety Board Is Broken

October 6, 2009 5:23 am | Comments

PITTSBURGH - Several international unions representing hundreds of thousands of chemical workers again criticized the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB), today for their report on the October 11, 2008, oleum release at INDSPEC Chemical Corporation in Petrolia, PA.

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Boeing To Study Jet Fuel Made From Saltwater Plants

October 6, 2009 5:11 am | Comments

HONG KONG - Boeing today announced it is joining with Honeywell's UOP to commission a study on the sustainability of a leading family of saltwater-based plant candidates for renewable jet fuel. The study is being commissioned as part of the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group consortium.

30 Soldiers Sue KBR Over Chemical Exposure

October 6, 2009 4:48 am | Comments

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Two subsidiaries of KBR Inc. are being sued by 30 members of the West Virginia National Guard who claim they were exposed to a toxic chemical while guarding a water plant in Iraq.

French Workers Free Boss At Dow Plant

October 6, 2009 4:34 am | Comments

Remy De La Mauviniere THE ASSOCIATED PRESS - October 6, 2009 SEMOY, France - Workers at a French chemical plant owned by the U.S. company Dow Chemical freed their boss Tuesday after holding him overnight to protest the closing of the factory in the Loire Valley.

Dow Chemical Unveils Solar Roof Shingles

October 5, 2009 12:32 pm | Comments

MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) - Dow Chemical Co. on Monday introduced a solar roof shingle designed to be woven into a roofing system that uses standard asphalt shingles. The Midland, Mich.

Negligence A Major Factor At Russian Plant Accident

October 5, 2009 6:20 am | Comments

Steve Gutterman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS - October 5, 2009 MOSCOW - Russia's top

Good Engineering, Energy Research Jobs Go Unfilled

October 5, 2009 6:03 am | Comments

CHRISTOPHER LEONARD AP Business Writer - October 5, 2009 In a brutal job market, here's a task that might sound easy: Fill jobs in nursing, engineering and energy research that pay $55,000 to $60,000, plus benefits.

U.S. 'Nuclear Renaissance' Could Displace Coal

October 5, 2009 5:37 am | Comments

PAM KASEY Associated Press Writer - October 5, 2009 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - On the wall of West Virginia Sen. Dan Foster's office is an old photograph of a whitewashed church in the hills outside Oak Ridge, Tenn.

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