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Residents Return Home After Texas Pipeline Explosion

November 18, 2013 12:26 pm | News | Comments

Most residents of a rural North Texas town evacuated after a gas pipeline explosion that took place last week can now return home.                                             

Fuel Removal At Fukushima: What's At Stake?

November 18, 2013 11:55 am | by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Work began today to remove nuclear fuel rods from a heavily damaged reactor building at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant. It's the first major step toward decommissioning the plant, a decades-long process fraught with uncertainty and challenges.

CO Mine Accident Kills 2, Injures 19

November 18, 2013 11:51 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities are trying to determine exactly what sort of accident occurred in a mine in southwestern Colorado that left two miners dead of carbon monoxide poisoning.                                                    

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Fire Heavily Damages Detroit Chemical Company

November 15, 2013 11:39 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A Detroit company that makes adhesives, paint, primers and sealants was heavily damaged by a blaze that forced authorities to evacuate surrounding homes and a nearby elementary school.                                 

Plans To Bury Nuclear Waste In NV Drawing Fire

November 15, 2013 11:06 am | by KEN RITTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal plans to truck radioactive material from a World War II-era plant in Tennessee to Nevada for burial in the desert are rekindling a long-running battle to prevent the Silver State from becoming the nation's nuclear dumping ground.    

Mississippi Refinery Fire Kills 1, Injures Another

November 15, 2013 11:02 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities are investigating the cause of an early Friday explosion and fire at a southern Mississippi refinery that killed one worker and injured another.                                         

Thermoplastic Couplings

November 14, 2013 4:44 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Parker Hannifin Corporation introduces its PF Series non-spill thermoplastic chemical transfer couplings. 

Extreme Condition Cables

November 14, 2013 2:57 pm | Balluff Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

New High Durability Cables from Balluff help prevent downtime and replacement for physical, washdown, temperature and weld slag situations.

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Are You Ready For An Emergency On The Plant Floor?

November 14, 2013 1:52 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Articles | Comments

Is your plant prepared for a natural disaster or on-site emergency? Are there sufficient communication channels in place for you to find out? Read on for insights from an industry expert on the importance of planning strategies and communication during an emergency situation in or around your manufacturing facility. 

Pipeline Explosion In North Texas

November 14, 2013 12:17 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A gas pipeline has exploded in rural North Texas, officials urged residents of a nearby town to evacuate as a precaution.                                                        

Hot Metal Spill Injures 3

November 14, 2013 11:47 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Three Tesla Motors employees were injured after an aluminum casting press failed at its San Francisco Bay Area factory.                                                  

Railroads Retrofitting Flammable Liquid Cars

November 14, 2013 11:24 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. railroads are supporting new safety standards for rail cars that haul flammable liquids to address flaws that can allow crude oil, ethanol and other substances to leak during accidents. Safety experts say the soda-can shaped cars have a tendency to split open during derailments.

3 Killed In Gas Pipeline Blast

November 14, 2013 11:12 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A gas pipeline exploded in a village in western Poland today, setting fire to homes, killing at least three people and injuring 10, police said.                                         

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ND Testing For Contamination At Spill Site

November 13, 2013 12:04 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

State health officials are working this week to verify that a 20,000-barrel oil spill in northwestern North Dakota didn't contaminate groundwater.                               

LA Parishes File Suits Against Oil Companies

November 13, 2013 11:37 am | by KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two southeast Louisiana parishes filed multiple lawsuits against numerous oil and gas companies, claiming they failed to restore damage their operations did to coastal areas while releasing toxic pollutants, in violation of state law.                                  

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.                                                                        

Bag Discharger Dust Hood

November 12, 2013 4:49 pm | 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.

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.

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. 

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