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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.                                                                        

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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.

Former Japanese Leaders Join Calls Against Nuclear Power

November 12, 2013 9:55 am | by ELAINE KURTENBACH, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Japan's flagging anti-nuclear movement is getting a boost from two former prime ministers who are calling for atomic power to be phased out following the Fukushima disaster.                                         

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.

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. 

Q3 Rise In Food, Medical Device And Pharmaceutical Recalls

November 11, 2013 1:49 pm | by ExpertRECALL Index | News | Comments

The third quarter marks highest number of reported incidents and injuries associated with the use of recalled children’s and infant products in the past five quarters. Food, medical device and pharmaceutical recalls are also up since last quarter.

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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.

2 Burned By Acid At Philadelphia Plant

November 8, 2013 12:14 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities say two workers were burned after they were splashed by acid at a dental implant manufacturing plant in suburban Philadelphia. Workers were mixing chemicals into a five gallon pail when it exploded. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Fire Causes Oil And Wastewater Spill In ND

November 8, 2013 11:57 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials are investigating the cause of an explosion and fire at a saltwater disposal site in western North Dakota's McKenzie County. Thursday's explosion destroyed 13 storage tanks and resulted in a spill of 270 barrels of oil and 2,440 barrels of saltwater, a byproduct of oil and gas production. 

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.

OSHA Plan For Public Safety Reports

November 7, 2013 12:15 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will announce today a plan that would dramatically change the way companies with 250 or more employees file safety records.                                                            

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Kennecott Reopens Road After Massive Landslide

November 7, 2013 12:10 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Kennecott Utah Copper Corporation has restored full access to its mine after the road was cut off by a massive landslide in April. Six million tons of material had to be moved in order to reopen the roadway.                          

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.

Stand Out With Excellent On-Site Safety

November 6, 2013 4:22 pm | by Konecranes | Articles | Comments

To really make an impression on current and potential customers, most contractors, manufacturers and industrial service providers recognize the importance of differentiating themselves from the competition. There are plenty of companies out there who can get the job done, and so quality becomes a question of how: how well, how quickly, how … safely?  

SD Delays Uranium Mine Hearing

November 6, 2013 12:57 pm | by CARSON WALKER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two federal agencies must approve a proposed uranium mine in the Black Hills before a South Dakota board further considers issuing a permit, its hearing chairman said Tuesday, citing a state law. An order issued Tuesday by Rex Hagg, hearing chairman, said the board will not reschedule the state hearing until the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have ruled on the project. 

Texas Brine Co. Sued Over Sinkhole Site

November 6, 2013 12:51 pm | by The Advocate, Baton Rouge, Louisiana | News | Comments

One of the insurers for Texas Brine Company has filed a lawsuit accusing Texas Brine of ignoring warnings about the potential for disaster if it continued mining an Assumption Parish salt dome cavern. The suit arises from the massive sinkhole created after the cavern collapsed in 2012.

Fire Shuts Down PA Nuclear Plant Reactor

November 6, 2013 12:22 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A fire described by officials as "small" prompted the shutdown of one reactor at FirstEnergy Corp.'s Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station in western Pennsylvania. Operators of the Shippingport plant said an electrical short occurred shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday outside the turbine where electricity is produced.

Maine City To Vote On Anti-Oil Pipeline Initiative

November 5, 2013 12:33 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

South Portland voters are deciding today whether to adopt an ordinance aimed at preventing the flow of tar sands oil to the city. Supporters said the proposal would protect the community of 25,000 residents from exposure to harmful toxins, while critics argued it would destroy existing businesses along the city's working waterfront.

Judge To Resentence Texas Gas Company

November 5, 2013 12:29 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge in Rhode Island is set to resentence a Texas gas company for an environmental crime, after he asked the environmental community for ideas for a punishment when his original $18 million penalty was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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. 

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.

Woman Killed In Polymer Plant Explosion

November 1, 2013 12:09 pm | News | Comments

Authorities are investigating a deadly explosion involving a boiler at Meggitt Polymers and Composites in the northwest Georgia town of Rockmart. A 56-year-old female was the only reported victim, according to state and county officials.

North Dakota Promises Website For Oil Spill Notifications

November 1, 2013 11:39 am | by James MacPherson, AP | News | Comments

After officials took nearly two weeks to tell the public about a Tesoro Corporation pipeline rupture that sent more than 20,000 barrels of crude spewing across a wheat field, the North Dakota Health Department told lawmakers that the agency would soon unveil a website where the public can see data on all oil spills and other hazardous leaks.

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