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Whirlpool Decontamination Plans

December 30, 2013 10:17 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality laid out steps that Whirlpool Corp. must take to address contamination on its closed Fort Smith plant site and a nearby neighborhood.

Union Carbide Asbestos Lawsuit Continues

December 30, 2013 10:15 am | by JACK ELLIOTT JR., Associated Press | News | Comments

Union Carbide Corporation has until Jan. 27 to file a motion asking the Mississippi Supreme Court to review an unfavorable ruling in an asbestos case.                                            

Injection Well Drilling At Cheyenne Refinery

December 27, 2013 10:19 am | by MEAD GRUVER, Associated Press | News | Comments

A well being drilled at the HollyFrontier Corp. refinery in Cheyenne will assess whether the company will be able to dispose of selenium-tainted wastewater by injecting it deep underground.                                  

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Historical Lead Smelter Closes In MO

December 26, 2013 12:48 pm | by JIM SALTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

From the day its founder arrived here, this Mississippi River town has been tied inseparably to lead, the heavy, dull-gray metal that has been mined in southern Missouri for more than two centuries. As home to the nation's only primary lead smelter, Herculaneum processes raw ore into metal to make car batteries, X-ray shields and many other products.

Chemical Analysis With Monolithic Columns

December 23, 2013 12:19 pm | by Dr. Egidijus Machtejevas, Product Management Analytical Chromatography and Dr. Stephan Altmaier, Research and Development Analytical Chromatography, Merck Millipore | Articles | Comments

Measures for ensuring food safety and the provision of wholesome food require reliable data obtained by chemical analysis. Reliable analytical results are also essential to facilitate international food trade. In an attempt to provide a safer food supply, the FDA recently unveiled new, more stringent rules on imported foods.

Enhancing Workplace Safety With Corrosion Coating

December 20, 2013 4:46 pm | by Del Williams | Articles | Comments

Seeking a better corrosion solution at their petrochemical facility, Mobley Industrial Services recently used a newly approved corrosion coating called EonCoat to enhance workplace safety and return a large floating roof tank to service in about half the time required by typical coatings. This coating is part of a new category of tough, Chemically Bonded Phosphate Ceramics that can stop corrosion and extend equipment life.

Fire At TN Superfund Site

December 18, 2013 4:57 pm | by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Firefighters stopped trying to put out a large industrial fire at a federal Superfund site in central Tennessee Wednesday afternoon because of fears that two 1,000-gallon propane tanks there could explode.                                                              

Louisville Residents Sue Over Coal Plant Ash

December 18, 2013 11:16 am | by DYLAN LOVAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

A group of Louisville residents who say coal ash from a nearby power plant drifts into their lungs and homes have sued the plant.                                                                        

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Verdict Reached In BP Engineer's Trial

December 18, 2013 10:39 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The judge said that a verdict has been reached Wednesday morning in the case against a former BP engineer charged with deleting text messages to obstruct an investigation of the company's massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

UT Mine Collapse Investigation Complete

December 17, 2013 10:35 am | by PAUL FOY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration released an investigation into the coal mine collapse that killed Elam Jones in Carbon County about 10 miles west of Huntington. Federal regulators determined that the mine hadn't done enough to support the ceiling of a tunnel that collapsed on the machine operator.

Oil Tanker Attacked

December 17, 2013 10:28 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Greek authorities say an oil tanker has come under armed attack off the west coast of Africa, and the ship's Ukrainian captain and Greek first engineer have been kidnapped.                                       

Still No Fracking Decision In NY

December 17, 2013 10:22 am | by MICHAEL GORMLEY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he would decide whether New York should allow hydraulic fracturing for natural gas by Election Day next year — maybe.                                                        

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.                           

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BP Trial Winding Down

December 16, 2013 11:19 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal trial is drawing to a close for a former BP drilling engineer charged with deleting text messages about the company's response to its massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.                                                                          

Worker Killed In Steel Plant Blast

December 16, 2013 11:01 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

An explosion Sunday at a steel plant near Detroit killed one worker and injured two others, United States Steel Corp. said. Operations were halted at the plant while an investigation began.                                

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.

2 Hurt In The Explosion At Chicago Chemical Plant

December 13, 2013 3:18 pm | by Chicago Tribune | News | Comments

According to the Chicago Tribune two workers were injured in the explosion and fire that broke out at the Blue Island Phenol plant in Alsip on Friday.                    

BP Engineer Won't Testify At His Own Trial

December 13, 2013 11:15 am | by MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

A former BP drilling engineer isn't expected to testify at his trial on charges he deleted text messages about the company's response to its massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.                                             

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.                                           

22 Workers Trapped In Coal Mine Blast

December 13, 2013 10:55 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A gas explosion on Friday trapped 22 workers underground in a coal mine in western China.                                                

Pension Board Settles Suit Over Deadly Mine Blast

December 11, 2013 10:58 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

Massachusetts has reached a $265 million settlement with a mining company over allegations that it misrepresented its safety record in an effort to artificially inflate its stock price after a deadly 2010 explosion at a West Virginia mine, state officials announced Monday.

Gas Leak Capped After Underground Fire

December 11, 2013 10:01 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. spokesman Jason King told KRON4-TV the utility responded to the scene and found a 4-inch plastic gas main had ruptured. At one point, television news footage showed flames coming from below the roadway.   

Oil Plant Fire Injures One

December 9, 2013 5:10 pm | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

A fire Monday at an oil plant in northern Nevada critically injured a 24-year-old refinery worker. In a statement, Bango Refining said one of its tanks ruptured around 9:15 a.m., sending up a thick plume of black smoke. The company recycles used lubricating oil.

Unions Demand A Fix For Gas Leaks

December 9, 2013 10:20 am | by KEVIN BEGOS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Unions and environmentalists have found one point of agreement in the bitter debate over the natural gas drilling boom: fixing leaky old pipelines that threaten public health and the environment. It's a huge national effort that could cost $82 billion.

U.S. Nuclear Regulators Offer Japan Storage Solutions

December 6, 2013 10:15 am | by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press | News | Comments

The United States' top nuclear regulator said Friday that atomic energy users, including Japan, must figure out how to ultimately store radioactive waste.                                                 

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