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Idle NE Nuclear Plant Ready To Restart

December 5, 2013 12:28 pm | by JOSH FUNK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Nebraska utility that owns a nuclear power plant that has been idle since April 2011 says the troubled plant is now ready to restart, but federal regulators will make the final decision.              

Body Recovered After Silo Collapse

December 5, 2013 11:57 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Emergency crews have recovered the body of a feed mill worker who was buried Monday under tons of spilled corn at a collapsed grain silo, a fire chief said late Wednesday night.                        

Planning Plant Sanitation

December 4, 2013 3:07 pm | by Victor Hayes Popovics, Owner, Ultimate Washer | Articles | Comments

Food processors know that keeping work areas clean is of paramount importance and eliminating hygiene issues is critical to the survival of their businesses. We’ve found the most effective cleaning technique is actually a process and can be broken down into three components.

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Color-Coded Contamination Control

December 4, 2013 1:52 pm | by Daniel Peterson, Product Manager, Industrial Vacuum Division, Nilfisk-Advance, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Food safety hinges on identifying and reducing contamination risks at critical exchange points. Many food processors have found color-coded accessories practical and effective because color is easily communicated to crew members regardless of native language, and color schemes are more easily memorized than other systems. 

Truck With Radioactive Load Stolen

December 4, 2013 12:37 pm | by RODRIGO SOBERANES, Associated Press | News | Comments

A cargo truck hauling used medical equipment with extremely dangerous radioactive material was stolen from a gas station in central Mexico, and authorities have put out an alert in six central states and the capital to find it, Mexican and U.N. nuclear officials said Wednesday.

Worker Presumed Dead In Silo Collapse

December 4, 2013 12:33 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A worker was missing and presumed dead after a silo collapsed and spilled 50 tons of corn at a facility that was cited this year for six "serious" safety violations, officials said.                             

Assistant Sec. Of Labor On Gunpowder Explosion Sentencing

December 3, 2013 1:56 pm | by U.S. Dept. Of Labor | News | Comments

Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels issued a statement regarding the sentencing of Craig Sanborn in Coös County Court in New Hampshire for manslaughter in connection with the May 2010 explosion at the Black Mag LLC plant.

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.

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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.               

14 Dead In Mine Disaster

December 3, 2013 12:06 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The local administrator of a gold-mining region in western Burkina Faso confirmed that 14 people were killed and 13 injured when a mine collapsed.                                                 

NY Nuclear Plant Shut Down

December 3, 2013 12:02 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Nine Mile Point 2 nuclear plant on Lake Ontario has been taken off-line after pumps that circulate water through the reactor shut off while being shifted to a lower speed.                                   

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.                                               

NJ Nuclear Plant Shuts Down

December 2, 2013 12:36 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Hope Creek nuclear plant in southern New Jersey is offline after high moisture was found in the steam that spins the plant's turbine.                                                                  

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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.                                                                                                

Legal Fallout Continues Over AR Oil Leak

December 2, 2013 12:23 pm | by Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | News | Comments

Lawsuits and alleged safety violations are mounting against Exxon Mobil Corp. following the rupture eight months ago of a pipeline that spilled thousands of barrels of oil in central Arkansas.                              

ND Launching Oil Spill Notification Website

December 2, 2013 11:59 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The North Dakota Health Department is slated to launch a website this week that will enable the public to monitor oil spills and other hazardous leaks reported in the state.                           

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.                                      

9 Dead After Factory Roof Collapse

November 26, 2013 11:52 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A roof collapse probably caused by a blizzard has killed nine people at a food processing factory in northeast China, state media and an official said Tuesday.                                       

9 Detained Following Pipeline Blast In China

November 26, 2013 11:39 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Police have detained seven employees of China's largest oil refiner, Sinopec, following last week's oil pipeline blast that killed at least 55 people when it ripped through a road lined with businesses and apartments in an eastern port city. Two Qingdao city employees also were in police custody.

Nuclear Waste Burial Debate Rages Along Lake Huron

November 26, 2013 11:19 am | by JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer | News | Comments

Ordinarily, a proposal to bury radioactive waste in a scenic area that relies on tourism would inspire "not in my backyard" protests from local residents — and relief in places that were spared. But conventional wisdom has been turned on its head in Ontario...

Explosion Pressure Venting

November 26, 2013 9:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

The TARGO-VENT has been developed to provide a cost effective, safe solution for explosion venting in high traffic areas.

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Death Toll At 47 From Chinese Pipeline Explosion

November 25, 2013 12:04 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

China's largest oil refiner apologized Saturday for explosions from a ruptured oil pipeline that killed 47 people and injured 136 others in one of the country's worst industrial accidents of the year.                                                      

Jury Awards Worker $28M For Lung Damage

November 25, 2013 11:38 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A Laclede County jury has ordered a Missouri company to pay $28 million to a worker who claimed his lungs were damaged at a compressor plant in south-central Missouri.                                          

Gas Field Tank Explosion Injures 5

November 25, 2013 11:35 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

An explosion in a western Wyoming gas field has injured five workers, one of them critically.                                                                  

CA Adopts New Flame Retardant Rules

November 22, 2013 12:07 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

On Thursday California adopted new flammability standards for furniture and other products that would allow manufacturers to stop using chemical flame retardants.

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