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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.

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.

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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.                                                            

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.

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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.

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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.

U.S. Energy Chief Offers To Help With Fukushima Clean-Up

October 31, 2013 12:21 pm | by Elaine Kurtenbach, AP | News | Comments

"Just as the tragic event had global consequences, the success of the cleanup also has global significance. So we all have a direct interest in seeing that the next steps are taken well and efficiently and safely," said U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz at a lecture in Tokyo.

Judge Proposes $6.7 Million Fine For PG&E Pipeline

October 31, 2013 11:59 am | News | Comments

A judge is proposing that Pacific Gas and Electric Company pay $6.7 million in fines for improperly declaring two natural-gas pipelines safe and using misleading records in an attempt to minimize the lapse. Both pipelines are in the same system as one that exploded in 2010, killing eight people and destroying dozens of homes in San Bruno.

OSHA Seeking $700,000 In Fines For Sinclair Oil

October 30, 2013 11:41 am | by MEAD GRUVER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Recent safety and environmental problems at the Sinclair refinery have been numerous. Last year, three fires injured seven workers in racking up more than $200,000 in fines. In 2011, the state reached a $5.4 million settlement with Sinclair for spills into a pond on the refinery site. In 2009 the refinery was the scene of one of the biggest spills in Wyoming history.

Food Recall Prompted By Routine Check

October 30, 2013 11:26 am | News | Comments

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration spokeswoman says a Reser's Fine Foods, Inc. recall of packaged salads produced at its Topeka, Kansas plant was prompted by a routine check of products sold in Canada. That inspection found Listeria monocytogenes in some ready-to-eat salad.

Japan Approves Fuel Removal From Fukushima Pools

October 30, 2013 11:16 am | by Mari Yamaguchi, AP | News | Comments

Japanese regulators have given final approval for the removal of fuel rods from an uncontained cooling pool at a damaged reactor building, which is considered the highest risk at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. Removing the fuel rods from the Unit 4 cooling pool is the first major step in a decommissioning process that is expected to last decades.

Streamlining GHS Labeling With On Demand Color Labels

October 29, 2013 3:11 pm | by Andy Scherz, Senior Product Manager, Epson America Inc. | Articles | Comments

Recent GHS regulations concerning color and labeling accuracy have prompted many manufacturers to overhaul their labeling operations. For Carolina Biological, a supplier of chemical supplies for educators, the issue of GHS compliance was resolved by switching to an on demand color labeling solution. Could this technology work for you?

EPA Orders DuPont To Pay $800,000 For Violations

October 29, 2013 10:35 am | News | Comments

DuPont has reached a proposed agreement to settle alleged Clean Air Act violations at its Washington Works Plant near Parkersburg, West Virginia. The EPA said that the company has agreed to pay an $800,000 fine and implement several emissions safeguards. The penalty will be divided equally between the United States and West Virginia.

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