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10 Homes Damaged In Utah Refinery Blast

November 5, 2009 3:54 am | Comments

PAUL FOY Associated Press Writer - November 5, 2009 SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - An explosion at a Utah oil refinery - the second this year - smashed windows, bent garage doors and peeled siding Wednesday from 10 nearby houses, officials said.

EPA Tightens Restrictions On Pesticides

November 5, 2009 3:37 am | Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. (EPA) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is moving forward to implement the agency's May 2009 final rule revoking tolerances, or residue limits, for the pesticide carbofuran.

Dow Sends TX Evacuees Home 2 Weeks After Chemical Leak

November 5, 2009 3:29 am | Comments

FREEPORT, Texas (AP) - Freeport residents forced to evacuate because of a leak in a Dow Chemical underground pipeline have been cleared to go home. Dow Chemical Co. officials made the announcement late Wednesday.


Advanced CO2-To-Fuel Process

November 4, 2009 11:23 am | Comments

How the CO2-to-fuel process is emulated on an industrial scale using encapsulated enzymes with a prolonged lifecycle.

What's That Smell? Ask The E-Nose

November 4, 2009 11:16 am | Comments

It's still being developed, but the electronic nose has great potential in industrial applications such as quality control and hazardous gas detection.

BLEVE Explosion Demonstration & Explanation

November 4, 2009 11:00 am | Comments

A demonstration showing how the liquid level in a tank affects the likelihood of a boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion (BLEVE).

Dirty Jobs: Bologna Meat Processing

November 4, 2009 10:20 am | Comments

Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs spends the day at a bologna meat processing plant. You probably don't want this guy working on your packaging line.

Merck To Complete $41B Schering-Plough Takeover

November 4, 2009 5:30 am | Comments

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. (AP) - Merck & Co. is set to complete its $41 billion acquisition of Schering-Plough Corp. later Tuesday, creating the world's second-largest drugmaker, behind Pfizer Inc. The companies expect the deal will close after the end of market trading Tuesday.


J & J Cutting Up To 7 Percent Of Work Force

November 4, 2009 4:58 am | Comments

By Damian J. Troise AP Business Writer - November 4, 2009 NEW YORK (AP) - Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday it will trim layers of management, cut thousands of jobs, and set other restructuring moves in order to save up to $900 million next year. The New Brunswick, N.J.

Settlement Reached After Plant Explosion

November 4, 2009 4:49 am | Comments

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - Triumph Foods has reached a settlement with Missouri Gas Energy arising from a natural gas explosion during construction of the pork company's plant in St. Joseph.

ExxonMobil Affiliate To Develop Battery Separator Films

November 4, 2009 4:21 am | Comments

HOUSTON (AP) - Exxon Mobil Chemical Co., one of the world's biggest petrochemical

Failing Sewage Plant Threatens MN Town

November 4, 2009 4:12 am | Comments

DAN GUNDERSON The Associated Press - November 4, 2009 WILLIAMS, Minn. (AP) - A sewage treatment plant in a small northern Minnesota town is failing and threatens to dump thousands of gallons of raw sewage into Lake of the Woods.

DuPont Sees 2010 Rebound, Pushes Overseas Sales

November 4, 2009 4:02 am | Comments

SANDY SHORE AP Business Writer - November 4, 2009 A leaner DuPont chemical company is pushing hard into China and other developing countries and said Tuesday it is in position to outperform markets that have been rattled by the recession. DuPont Co., based in Wilmington, Del.

DOE Announces Industrial Energy Efficiency Projects

November 4, 2009 3:38 am | Comments

WASHINGTON, DC - Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today that the Department of Energy is awarding more than $155 million in funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for 41 industrial energy efficiency projects across the country.

Pneumatic Conveying Systems (7012)

November 3, 2009 11:45 am | Comments

It's one thing to move materials during the production process, but when it's a finished product on the packaging line, choosing the right material handling system is essential.  Getting it wrong results in squandered production time and wasted raw materials.


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