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Chemical Spill Shuts Down Charleston, WV

January 10, 2014 9:57 am | by JOHN RABY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Schools and restaurants closed, grocery stores sold out of bottled water, and state legislators who had just started their session canceled the day's business after a chemical spill in the Elk River in Charleston shut down much of the city and surrounding counties even as the cause and extent of the incident remained unclear.

Chemical Spill Contaminates Water For 300K People

January 10, 2014 9:53 am | by CBS News | News | Comments

The water supply for hundreds of thousands of people is contaminated after a chemical spilled into the Elk River in Charleston, West Virginia. Check out the video for more on the breaking story.                                  

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China Blames Sparks For November Explosion

January 9, 2014 11:27 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A November pipeline explosion in northern China that killed 62 people was caused by sparks from a jackhammer igniting oil that had leaked into the sewage system, revealing major vulnerabilities in China's aging pipeline network, government safety officials said Thursday.

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Blast Kills 5 At Japanese Chemical Plant

January 9, 2014 11:14 am | by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press | News | Comments

An explosion at a chemical factory in central Japan on Thursday killed at least five workers and injured 17 others, authorities said.

2 Injured In Lab Explosion

January 9, 2014 11:11 am | by San Jose Mercury News | News | Comments

A small explosion yesterday at a biotechnology lab in South San Francisco sent two workers to the hospital with minor injuries.                                      

Get The Facts On New Hazard Communication Standards

January 7, 2014 3:43 pm | by Lindsey Shehan, Chemist, Techspray; Kevin Pawlowski, Senior Product Manager, Techspray | Articles | Comments

As the world continues to get smaller, and millions of pounds of chemical products are shipped between countries daily, a new Global Harmonized System is being implemented to aid in the communication of hazards and risks.                                   

States Confirm Water Pollution Caused By Drilling

January 6, 2014 11:08 am | by KEVIN BEGOS, Associated Press | News | Comments

In at least four states that have nurtured the nation's energy boom, hundreds of complaints have been made about well-water contamination from oil or gas drilling, and pollution was confirmed in a number of them, according to a review that casts doubt on industry suggestions that such problems rarely happen.

Concerns Over The Extra Explosive Nature Of Bakken Oil

January 2, 2014 5:13 pm | by NBC News | News | Comments

The recent BNSF train collision and explosion in North Dakota has brought into the spotlight the staggering number of barrels of Bakken oil being shipped by rail every day, as well as the increased flammability of the unrefined oil from the Bakken region. 

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ND Oil Train Derailment Raises Questions

January 2, 2014 11:13 am | by DAVE KOLPACK, JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

A fiery oil train derailment's near-miss of a small North Dakota town had its mayor angrily calling for federal officials to do more to guarantee the safety of the nation's growing shipment of oil by rail.                    

Preventing Another West, Texas

December 30, 2013 10:23 am | by NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press | News | Comments

When a fertilizer plant exploded in a small Texas town, killing 15 people and decimating homes and schools, it became state fire marshal Chris Connealy's responsibility to stop anything like it from happening again.

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.                                                                        

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.                           

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.                                

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