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EPA Holds Hearing In Dallas On Power Plant Pollution

November 7, 2013 12:37 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials from the EPA will sit down in Dallas to hear from the public about reducing carbon pollution from power plants. An EPA report says pollution that contributes to climate change declined 4.5 percent nationwide last year, but Texas still leads in carbon dioxide emissions.

Dissolved Oxygen Sensor

November 7, 2013 11:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

GF Piping Systems introduces the Signet 2610-41 Optical Dissolved Oxygen Sensor featuring expanded communication protocol capabilities for a wide variety of applications.

NY Approves Adirondack Mine Land Swap

November 6, 2013 12:46 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

New York voters have approved a proposal for an Adirondack mineral company to expand its Essex County pit mine onto 200 acres of state-owned land in exchange for 1,500 acres elsewhere. NYCO Minerals Inc. says it will restore the 200 acres and return it to the state in about 10 years.

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Programmable Temperature Sensor

November 6, 2013 11:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Featuring an integrated resistance temperature detector, this temperature sensor from TURCK combines the display, process connection and RTD all in a single device.

Proposal Would Allow Shale Gas Waste On Barges

November 5, 2013 12:11 pm | by KEVIN BEGOS, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking public comments on a proposal that would allow barges to transport shale gas wastewater. The wastewater is a byproduct of the drilling process, and it can include both man-made chemicals and naturally occurring heavy metals and radiation. 

EU Seeks Nuclear Power Disaster Plan

November 5, 2013 11:57 am | News | Comments

The European Commission's energy chief says the bloc's executive arm will present a proposal on mandatory disaster insurance for nuclear power plants in coming weeks.                                               

PA Reactor Online After ReFueling

November 5, 2013 11:49 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A reactor that was shut down for refueling Sept. 30 at the Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station in western Pennsylvania has been restarted and is expected to reach full capacity in the next week.                                                

Ductless Fume Hoods

November 5, 2013 11:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mystaire is pleased to announce the release of Aura ductless chemical fume hoods. Each hood has advanced safety monitoring and controls and is ASHRAE 110 tested.

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Anti-Vibration Thread Locker

November 4, 2013 11:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tectorius is pleased to present Vibra-Stop thread locker, sealant and anti-vibration compound in an aerosol spray.

Lawsuit Targets New Coal Exporting Facility

November 1, 2013 11:52 am | News | Comments

A new lawsuit claims the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources violated state law and its own guidelines when it approved a permit for a new coal exporting facility that is adjacent to a Mississippi River diversion project aimed at replenishing coastal wetlands with river sediment.

Level Measurement Analyzer

October 31, 2013 12:46 pm | Product Releases | Comments

FloLevel Technologies launches a new self-cleaning acoustic level and flow analyzer for Flotation Cells.

Shell Prepares For Arctic Offshore Exploration

October 31, 2013 11:47 am | by Dan Joling, AP | News | Comments

A spokesman for Shell Alaska says the company will submit an Arctic offshore exploration plan sometime over the next few weeks, but hasn't decided whether it will move forward with drilling next year. Shell drilled in both the Chukchi and the Beaufort Seas in 2012, but suffered serious setbacks.

Russia Breaks Zero Waste Pledge

October 30, 2013 12:10 pm | by Nataliya Vasilyeva, AP | News | Comments

As a centerpiece of its Olympic bid, Russia trumpeted a Zero Waste program that promised the cleanest games ever, saying it would refrain from dumping construction waste. However, during a visit last week, The AP found that Russia's state-owned rail monopoly is dumping tons of construction waste into an illegal landfill. The country's $51 billion budget for the Olympics contains no provisions for treating construction waste.

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Cold Boxes And Air Conditioners

October 30, 2013 10:52 am | Benko Products | Product Releases | Comments

Benko Products announces Husky Cold Boxes and Air Conditioners, compact and portable cooling units suitable for plants with limited floor space.

Thermostatically Controlled Mixer

October 29, 2013 4:29 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Strahman M-200TS Thermostatically Controlled Mixing Unit allows the user to set the exact output water temperature desired from 80°F to 160°F.

Vacuum Pump Inlet Trap

October 29, 2013 12:21 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Multi-Trap Vacuum Inlet Trap, from MV Products, is designed to protect central source vacuum systems in hospitals, university science buildings and research facilities.

Gas Plant Proposed Near New Shale Site

October 29, 2013 10:53 am | News | Comments

The facility will be able to process 120 million cubic feet of gas a day from local oil wells. Many of those wells were just recently drilled into the Niobrara Shale underlying eastern Wyoming. The plant would remove natural gas liquids from the gas byproduct of local oil production.

New Molasses Leak Stops Maui Harbor Shipments

October 29, 2013 10:41 am | News | Comments

While the leak was small and quickly dissipated, the shipper will not resume loading operations until the leaking pipeline has been repaired. The section where the leak occurred was not underwater but is encased in cement. It was discovered by the company's 24-hour monitoring team.

EPA Orders DuPont To Pay $800,000 For Violations

October 29, 2013 10:35 am | News | Comments

DuPont has reached a proposed agreement to settle alleged Clean Air Act violations at its Washington Works Plant near Parkersburg, West Virginia. The EPA said that the company has agreed to pay an $800,000 fine and implement several emissions safeguards. The penalty will be divided equally between the United States and West Virginia.

Scent From Chili Factory Could Be Costly

October 29, 2013 10:31 am | News | Comments

The maker of Sriracha hot sauce is under fire for allegedly fouling the air around its Southern California factory. The city of Irwindale filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court asking a judge to stop production at the Huy Fong Foods factory, claiming the chili odor emanating from the plant is a public nuisance.

Ensuring The Long-Term Success of LEDs

October 28, 2013 2:55 pm | by Clifton Lemon, Soraa | Articles | Comments

Like other innovations spurred by a combination of technology development and government mandates, solid state lighting presents a real triple bottom line scenario – good for the planet, good for profit and good for end users. This scenario is already playing out with LEDs and manufacturers play a key role in making sure LED adoption will hit its full potential.

The Risks And Benefits of Bring Your Own Device - Part 2

October 28, 2013 12:50 pm | by Nancy Cam-Winget, engineering, Cisco on behalf of Industrial IP Advantage | Articles | Comments

Different businesses will approach BYOD with different expectations across a spectrum of adoption scenarios. Every business needs a BYOD strategy, even if the intention is to deny all devices except IT approved and managed devices. Part 2 of this series will show where your business can fit now and could fit in the future along the BYOD adoption spectrum.

Bakken Oil Drives Increased Rail Traffic, Potential For Spills

October 28, 2013 12:34 pm | by Phuong Le, AP | News | Comments

Hundreds of trains carrying crude oil could soon be chugging across the Northwest, bringing potential jobs and revenues but raising concerns about oil spills, increased train and vessel traffic. With five refineries, Washington has long received crude oil from Alaska and elsewhere by ship, barges or pipelines, but ports and refiners are increasingly turning to trains to take advantage of a boom in oil from North Dakota's Bakken region.

Agency Urges Drastic Steps At Fukushima

October 28, 2013 11:53 am | by Mari Yamaguchi, AP | News | Comments

Human mistakes are mostly to blame for the recent mishaps, as workers deal with a string of crises. A top Japanese regulator feels these "silly mistakes" are a sign of declining morale. TEPCO acknowledged a systemic problem in a recent report, saying workers under tight deadlines tend to cut corners, and others don't fully understand their assignments or procedures.

A Look At Fukushima Errors

October 25, 2013 10:28 am | by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Ten mishaps in just eight months at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant are raising doubts about the operator's ability to tackle the crisis and prompting concern that another disaster could be in the making. Even more troubling, a typhoon is forcasted to hit the area this weekend.                                

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