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Trading Wetlands For Mines

December 17, 2013 10:26 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The company hoping to build a copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota says it will add wetlands elsewhere to offset the loss of more than 900 acres the project would cause.                                   

Coast Guard Wants Barges To Ship Fracking Water

December 16, 2013 11:29 am | by KEVIN BEGOS, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Coast Guard wants to allow barges filled with fracking wastewater to ply the nation's rivers on their way toward disposal. Many environmentalists are horrified, but industry groups say barge transport has its advantages.                           

Stage Is Set For Clean Energy In 2014

December 16, 2013 10:57 am | by Natural Resources Defense Council | News | Comments

In a key year for the American people’s health and the environment, the nation has expanded clean energy and efficiency and acted against climate change, but further steps are needed to protect our communities and public health in 2014, according to experts at the Natural Resources Defense Council.

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Legal Battle Over Ash Ponds In IL

December 13, 2013 11:11 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

An Illinois coal plant operator says it's eager to address an environmental group's claims that the company's ash ponds pollute groundwater.                                           

PA Plant Recycling Shale Water

December 13, 2013 11:08 am | by ANYA LIVTAK, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | News | Comments

Starting in January, Daniel Ertel's wastewater processing plant in Williamsport will start churning out commodities: Oil. Methanol. Sodium chloride.                                               

Senators Want Check Of Oil Pipeline Beneath Lakes

December 12, 2013 9:36 am | by JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer | News | Comments

Three U.S. senators have asked a federal agency to check on the safety of an oil pipeline that runs beneath Great Lakes waters. The request was made Wednesday in a letter to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

EPA: Radioactive NYC Site Needs Superfund Cleanup

December 12, 2013 9:16 am | by DAVID B. CARUSO, Associated Press | News | Comments

An industrial site in New York City that once was used to process radioactive material, including some sold to the government for the Manhattan Project, is still emitting worrisome radiation and should be designated a Superfund cleanup site, the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday.

Court Looks At EPA Rule On Cross-State Pollution

December 11, 2013 10:49 am | by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court indicated Tuesday it could breathe new life into a federal rule requiring states to reduce power plant pollution from the South and Midwest that fouls the air in the eastern U.S. The eight participating justices should issue their decision by late June.

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Judge Rejects Mistrial Motion For Ex-BP Engineer

December 11, 2013 9:45 am | by KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press | News | Comments

Kurt Mix is charged with two counts of obstruction of justice for allegedly deleting text messages and voicemails about the company's response to its 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. He has pleaded not guilty.                                                    

OSHA Cites Rail Car Services For Violations

December 10, 2013 9:45 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Monday in a release that Rail Car Services was cited for 11 violations at its rail car refurbishing facility in Kansas City, Kan. OSHA says the violations stem from inspections that began after a complaint about fall protection and work done in confined spaces.

9 States Tighten Carbon Dioxide Pollution Rules

December 10, 2013 9:40 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

Massachusetts and the eight other states that also adopted revisions — Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont — are part of the nation's first multi-state "cap-and-trade" program known as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

Jobs vs. Environment In Pinelands Pipe Plan Fracas

December 10, 2013 9:31 am | News | Comments

The age-old jobs-versus-the-environment clash is playing out again, this time in the New Jersey Pinelands, a million-acre spread of protected woods and wetlands that happens to be in the way of a proposed pipeline.         

GM Uses Landfill Gas To Power Assembly Plant

December 5, 2013 11:54 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors Corp. is spending $11 million at its Fort Wayne truck assembly plant to create a small power plant that would use landfill gas to supply 40 percent of the factory's electricity.                       

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Vented Chemical Storage Cabinets

December 3, 2013 1:41 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The new Safestore Vented Chemical Storage Cabinets from Air Science are suitable for storage of noxious or odorous chemicals.

Solutions Proposed For Fukushima Water Crisis

December 3, 2013 12:20 pm | by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press | News | Comments

A government panel proposed additional measures to lessen the radioactive water crisis at Japan's crippled nuclear power plant, saying Tuesday that current plans are not enough to prevent the risk of a disaster.               

Hazardous Area Lighting

December 3, 2013 11:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

STAHL's new line of light fittings for use in Ex zone 1/21 and 2/22 hazardous areas achieves better energy efficiency and provide approximately 10% more luminous intensity.

New Combustible Dust Hazards Testing Lab Opens

December 2, 2013 5:02 pm | by Fauske & Associates | News | Comments

Fauske & Associates, LLC (FAI), introduces its new comprehensive, state-of-the-art combustible dust hazards testing lab and education center.                                               

Staying Ahead Of The Regulatory Game

December 2, 2013 1:31 pm | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

As federal agencies keep an eye on consumer health, food and beverage manufacturers are working independently to make their products healthier, often well ahead of regulatory mandates. The FDA recently announced that it will require the food industry to phase out the use of trans fats. 

Injured Steel Workers Released From Hospital

December 2, 2013 12:34 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The five workers injured during a fire at a steel plant in northeastern Ohio have been released from hospitals.                                                                                                

Federal Jury Hears Case Against Ex-BP Engineer

December 2, 2013 11:52 am | by MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Jury selection is underway in the Justice Department's case against a former BP engineer charged with deleting text messages and voicemails about the company's response to its massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.                                      

Mass Flow Meter

December 2, 2013 10:54 am | Brooks Instrument | Product Releases | Comments

Brooks Instrument has recently updated the SLA5800 and SLAMf model families of digital mass flow meters and controllers to make them easier and more user-friendly to integrate into a wide range of chemical and petrochemical research, laboratory, analytical, life sciences and fuel cell applications.

Variable Flowmeter

December 2, 2013 10:36 am | Brooks Instrument | Product Releases | Comments

The MT3809 VA meter, the newest version of Brooks Instrument metal tube VA meter, has been designed to perform effectively in extreme conditions, particularly for chemical, petrochemical, oil, natural gas and LP applications.

Air/Gas Flow Meter For Wastewater

December 2, 2013 9:53 am | Fci-Fluid Components International | Product Releases | Comments

The Model ST51 Mass Flow Meter from Fluid Components International (FCI) provides air/gas flow measurement for wastewater digester gas systems. 

Seismic Testing For New Shale In Western PA

November 26, 2013 4:10 pm | by TIMOTHY PUKO, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | News | Comments

Three white trucks roll head-to-tail along Route 30 at about 1 mile per hour. Every 250 feet, they stop and slowly lower wood and metal pads to the road, then they shake. Some in the gas industry call this "getting elephants to jump at the same time." These are seismic testing trucks, sending vibrations 20,000 feet deep to get a picture of new areas for shale drilling.

LED Light Bar

November 26, 2013 3:10 pm | Larson Electronics, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

The LEDP5W-18R LED Light Bar from Larson Electronics produces over 8,000 lumens of light output and can withstand abusive conditions in construction, marine and industrial environments.

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