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Light Curtains and Light Grids

September 19, 2013 10:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

ABB JOKAB SAFETY has introduced Focus II Light Curtains and Light Grids.

Source: Japan Nuke Situation 'Not Under Control'

September 19, 2013 9:11 am | by Euronews | Videos | Comments

A senior official from Tokyo Electric Power Company, which runs Japan's troubled nuclear power plant in Fukushima, recently told reporters that the safety situation at the facility was "not under control," though the company quickly released a statement saying otherwise.

What We Don't Know About Chemical Accidents

September 19, 2013 9:05 am | by Karl Stephan, Consulting Engineer, Texas State University, San Marcos | Articles | Comments

The fertilizer-plant explosion last April 17 in West, Texas that killed 15 and demolished a good part of the town was only the most recent of a number of accidents involving hazardous chemicals that have happened in Texas over the years.

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Budget Cuts Could Impact BP Settlement

September 18, 2013 12:18 pm | by Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press | News | Comments

The administrator of BP's settlement with Gulf Coast residents and businesses has asked a federal judge to reject BP's bid to slash his office's budget by at least $25.5 million. BP attorneys complained in a court filing last week that the agency's operating expense request is excessive and shouldn't be approved.

LED Low Bay Light

September 18, 2013 10:00 am | Larson Electronics, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics has announced the release of the GAU-LB-400 Low Bay LED light.

Susquehanna Nuclear Power Unit Temporarily Closed

September 16, 2013 10:41 am | News | Comments

Susquehanna nuclear power plant operators said Sunday that they found a water leak in one of its units. The plant, located in Luzerne County near Berwick, Pa., is owned jointly by PPL Susquehanna LLC and Allegheny Electric Cooperative Inc.

New U.S. Rules on Coal Emissions Due This Week

September 16, 2013 10:31 am | News | Comments

The coal industry is bracing for new federal limits on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants fired by coal. The rules are expected to emerge by week's end from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to media reports. 

Fire Shelter Technology

September 16, 2013 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Intertec now offers ‘1709’ fire-resistant shelters, designed to protect critical safety equipment from exposure to high temperature fires in hazardous areas on ships and on offshore drilling, processing and storage platforms.

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Great Falls Oil Refinery Shutting Down for Repairs

September 13, 2013 10:59 am | News | Comments

The oil refinery in Great Falls is suspending production for about a month while workers make needed repairs. Calumet Montana Refining LLC officials tell the Great Falls Tribune the $10 million maintenance and repair project has been planned for four years.

Ex-U.S. Regulator: Fukushima Cleanup Complicated

September 13, 2013 10:55 am | by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Lake Barrett, a former U.S. nuclear regulator, says cleaning up Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s wrecked Fukushima plant is a bigger challenge than the work he led at Three Mile Island and that ongoing radioactive water leaks are a minor part of that task.

Judge Urged to Accept Halliburton's Guilty Plea

September 13, 2013 10:51 am | by MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Halliburton Energy Services and Justice Department prosecutors have urged a federal judge to approve a plea deal that calls for the Houston-based company to pay a $200,000 fine for destroying evidence after BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

LA County: Free Lead Tests for People Near Plant

September 13, 2013 10:44 am | News | Comments

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health plans to offer free blood tests for lead poisoning to hundreds of thousands of residents because of worries over toxic pollution from a battery recycling plant, officials said Thursday.

Tyson Workers Evacuated After Fire

September 13, 2013 9:56 am | by WVEC | Videos | Comments

A fire at a Tyson poultry processing facility in Hannover County, Va., forced workers to evacuate early Thursday morning. This video footage shows workers leaving the plant as emergency services work to contain the blaze. The cause of the fire at the plant, just outside Richmond, has yet to be determined.

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BP Seeks Cuts in Settlement Program's Budget

September 12, 2013 11:50 am | by MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

BP has urged a federal judge to reject a $111 million budget request by the court-supervised administrator of the company's multibillion-dollar settlement with Gulf Coast businesses and residents following its 2010 Gulf oil spill.  

Japan Protests Over French Fukushima Cartoon

September 12, 2013 11:46 am | by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Japan lodged a protest Thursday against a French newspaper cartoon depicting sumo wrestlers with extra limbs fighting in front of the country's crippled nuclear power plant and linking it to Tokyo's successful bid to host the 2020 Olympics.

Coal Dust Fire at Wyoming Mine Burns 3 Miners

September 12, 2013 11:43 am | News | Comments

A fire at a Campbell County coal mine has left three coal miners with second- and third-degree burns. Officials say the men were burned while they were working to change a bearing on a chain conveyor at the North Antelope Rochelle Mine.

Hawaii Molasses Spill Killing Thousands of Fish

September 12, 2013 11:38 am | by AUDREY McAVOY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Thousands of fish are expected to die in Honolulu waters after a leaky pipe caused 1,400 tons of molasses to ooze into the harbor and kill marine life, state officials said. Hundreds of fish have been collected so far, the state Department of Health said in a statement Wednesday.

Adhesive Manufacturer Cited $200,000 in Calif. Worker Death

September 11, 2013 11:25 am | News | Comments

State health and safety officials have cited a Northern California adhesive manufacturing plant after temporary employee David Eleidjian was caught and crushed in a mixer's shaft at the company's Bay Point facility. He later died from his injuries.

Venezuela Gov't Claims Sabotage in Deadly Blast

September 10, 2013 10:42 am | by FABIOLA SANCHEZ, Associated Press | News | Comments

Venezuela's oil minister said Monday that sabotage caused an explosion and fire last year that killed more than 40 people at the country's main oil refinery, saying someone deliberately loosened bolts and released highly flammable gas.

The Fuss Over Fracking

September 10, 2013 10:03 am | by TIME | Videos | Comments

TIME takes a look at the recent clash over hydraulic fracturing in Bradford County, Penn. Residents there are perched atop an abundant source of natural gas which could add to the nation's clean energy supply while infusing the region with cash, but locals are worried about the social and environmental costs.

Calif. Utility Asks Public to Pay $808M for Plant

September 9, 2013 10:23 am | News | Comments

The power utility that co-owns San Onofre, the recently shuttered nuclear plant, is asking the California Public Utilities Commission to let it recover its investments by collecting more than $800 million from customers. Regulators are evaluating the request.

2 Evansville Firefighters Hurt at Factory Blaze

September 9, 2013 10:18 am | News | Comments

Officials say two Evansville firefighters were treated at a hospital after they were hurt at the scene of a blaze at a plastics manufacturing plant. Crews were called to the Industrial Plastics Group factory on Sunday after a passer-by saw smoke coming from the building.

Shell to Negotiate with Nigerians Over Oil Spill

September 9, 2013 10:10 am | by CARLEY PETESCH, Associated Press | News | Comments

Shell officials on Monday began talks in Nigeria's southern city of Port Harcourt with representatives from the Bodo community. The groups discussed compensation and cleanup five years after one of the worst oil spills in Nigeria's history.

Demand, Supply, Accidents

September 9, 2013 9:40 am | by Animal Planet | Videos | Comments

Jeremy Wade, host of Animal Planet's River Monsters, discusses how, in his view, rising demand for petroleum drives oil drilling companies to increasingly risky places, endangering the lives of animals by disrupting the ecosystem.  

BP, Feds Offer Dueling Gulf Spill Estimates

September 6, 2013 10:14 am | by MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

With a high-stakes trial set to resume in less than a month, BP and the federal government on Thursday offered conflicting estimates of how much oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico after the blowout of the company's Macondo well triggered a deadly explosion.

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