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Cryogenic Valves

November 13, 2013 4:36 pm | Conval | Product Releases | Comments

Conval offers Clampseal Cryogenic Valves for high-pressure, low-temperature liquified natural gas (LNG), manufacturing, heat treating and vaporizing applications to -420F.

ND Testing For Contamination At Spill Site

November 13, 2013 12:04 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

State health officials are working this week to verify that a 20,000-barrel oil spill in northwestern North Dakota didn't contaminate groundwater.                               

"The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters"

November 13, 2013 12:02 pm | by KEVIN BEGOS, Associated Press | Articles | Comments

Gregory Zuckerman's book "The Frackers" tells the unexpected story of how a once-obscure method of producing oil and natural gas from shale rock led to a huge American energy boom — and to a bitter debate over whether that's a great thing or an environmental disaster.

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LA Parishes File Suits Against Oil Companies

November 13, 2013 11:37 am | by KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two southeast Louisiana parishes filed multiple lawsuits against numerous oil and gas companies, claiming they failed to restore damage their operations did to coastal areas while releasing toxic pollutants, in violation of state law.                                  

CA Considers Controversial Desalination Plant

November 13, 2013 10:59 am | by AMY TAXIN, Associated Press | News | Comments

State officials say a hotly disputed proposal to turn ocean water into tap in Orange County should be revamped to protect marine life but the company planning to build called the recommended changes a deal killer.                      

Equipment Failure Causes 2 Day Nuclear Shutdown

November 13, 2013 10:38 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Connecticut's nuclear plant has shut down one of its units for 48 hours due to equipment failure.                                              

Spain Acquits Accused In Tanker Disaster

November 13, 2013 10:33 am | by CIARAN GILES, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Spanish court acquitted all three people charged in the sinking of the Prestige oil tanker off Spain's northwestern coast, which triggered a major environmental catastrophe.                                                                        

Bag Discharger Dust Hood

November 12, 2013 4:49 pm | Flexicon Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

A new Dust Hood for Flexicon Bulk Bag Dischargers contains spillage and dust that can escape through seams in the bag and folds in the spout.

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Pressure Transmitter

November 12, 2013 4:01 pm | Product Releases | Comments

SOR Inc. introduces the new 815PT Smart Pressure Transmitter, a stick form-factor pressure transmitter that is compact, explosion proof rated and suitable for hazardous locations and hostile environments.

Process Automation Software

November 12, 2013 2:56 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Rockwell Automation has released the AADvance Workbench 2.0 to help manufacturers get process-safety applications up and running faster. 

Point: The Cost Of Ethanol

November 12, 2013 11:28 am | by DINA CAPPIELLO, MATT APUZZO, Associated Press | News | Comments

When President George W. Bush signed a law that year requiring oil companies to add billions of gallons of ethanol to their gasoline each year, Bush predicted it would make the country "stronger, cleaner and more secure." But the ethanol era has proven far more damaging to the environment than politicians promised and much worse than the government admits.

Radioactive Water Leak Shuts Down SC Reactor

November 12, 2013 9:47 am | by JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press | News | Comments

A small radioactive water leak prompted Duke Energy Corp. to shut down a reactor at the Oconee Nuclear Station yesterday. Utility officials said the leak poses no danger, but it is the second time in less than three weeks a problem has shut down a reactor at the nuclear plant built 40 years ago.

Programmable Circulators

November 11, 2013 4:14 pm | Product Releases | Comments

PolyScience now offers sixteen low temperature circulators that provide precise temperature control for demanding external applications. 

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Microprocessor Controlled PCR Workstations

November 11, 2013 2:33 pm | Product Releases | Comments

These microprocessor-controlled PCR workstations from AirClean Systems reduce risk of sample contamination during DNA/RNA amplification and manipulation. 

More Drillers Are Recycling Fracking Water

November 11, 2013 10:57 am | by RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Just a few years ago, drillers suspected water recyclers of trying to sell an unproven idea designed to drain money from multimillion dollar businesses. Now the system is helping drillers use less freshwater and dispose of less wastewater. Recycling is rapidly becoming a popular and economic solution for this burgeoning industry.

Canadian Gold Mine Rejected

November 11, 2013 9:51 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Canada's Gabriel Resources has been waiting 14 years for approval for the controversial mine, which would use cyanide to mine 314 tons of gold and 1,500 tons of silver in the town of Rosia Montana in northwestern Romania. The parliamentary commission is expected to vote Monday evening.

Electro-Pneumatic Transducer For Oil And Gas

November 8, 2013 5:19 pm | Emerson Process Management | Product Releases | Comments

Emerson Process Management has introduced the Fisher brand i2P-100 electro-pneumatic transducer to assist oil and gas production facilities in meeting EPA emission control and reporting requirements.

Hearings Set For Coal Plant On Navajo Reservation

November 8, 2013 12:09 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has scheduled five public hearings on proposals to control emissions from a coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation. The hearings are set to begin Tuesday in LeChee and Page.

Hastelloy Pressure Sensors

November 8, 2013 10:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hastelloy pressure sensors from American Sensor Technologies meet industry standards for measuring speciality chemicals and gases in both hazardous and non-hazardous environments.

Mini Humidity Meter

November 7, 2013 3:30 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The M120 Mini Temperature/Humidity Meter from Anaheim Scientific measures relative humidity and temperature in industrial and laboratory environments.

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.

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. 

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