The U.S. Bureau of Land Management recently announced it was postponing all oil and gas lease auctions in California. The decision came after a federal judge ruled last month that BLM had violated a key environmental law when the agency auctioned the drilling rights for other parcels near the lush Salinas River Valley before performing a sweeping review of the impacts on water, wildlife and air quality.
News that Talisman Energy Inc. is pulling out of exploration for shale gas in Poland is a blow to the country's hopes that its deposits of the hydrocarbon will soon cut its dependence on Russian supplies and support the weakening economy. Canada's Talisman said Wednesday it had not found enough gas to warrant further expensive exploration or extraction procedures.
A store of ammonium nitrate is what exploded April 17 at a Central Texas plant, killing 14 people, injuring hundreds and devastating an adjoining town. The finding was expected, and officials had said they were focusing their investigation on the explosive chemical used in many fertilizers.
The California Public Utilities Commission recommended Monday that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pay a record $2.25 billion fine for decades of negligence that led to a deadly gas pipeline explosion that leveled a San Francisco Bay Area neighborhood.
Seventy-nine gallons of "very slightly radioactive water" from a leaky tank at the troubled Palisades Nuclear Power Plant spilled into Lake Michigan, a Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokeswoman said Monday, adding the water poses "no risk to human health."
The Texas fertilizer plant that exploded last month, killing 14 people, injuring more than 200 others and causing tens of millions of dollars in damage to the surrounding area had only $1 million in liability coverage, lawyers said Saturday.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is planning to deliver a review this year of whether triclosan is safe. The ruling, which will determine whether triclosan continues to be used in household cleaners, could have implications for a $1-billion industry.
Two weeks after an April 17 blast killed at least 14 people, investigators working to figure out what caused the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in Texas have talked to more than 370 people and received more than 200 tips as they continue to search for a breakthrough.
A Utah mining company announced Thursday that it plans to lay off some of its 2,100 workers because of a landslide that filled the bottom of a copper mining pit in the mountains west of Salt Lake City with millions of tons of rock and dirt.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is proposing a $70,000 civil penalty against the owner of the Kewaunee nuclear power plant, which will soon be decommissioned. The NRC says fire drills were not being properly conducted and fire drill records were falsified.
Authorities are investigating a valley fever outbreak that sickened 28 workers at solar power plants under construction in Central California. Valley fever is contracted by breathing spores from a fungus found in desert soil. It can cause flu-like symptoms and death in extreme cases.
Much like the rest of the physical world, the manufacturing environment is constantly battling against the challenges of time and space. Manufacturers who are considering going to "the next level" must evaluate equipment and ensure their industrial work platforms fit their own needs, as well as OSHA and ANSI requirements.
A defendant in a class-action lawsuit over the release of chemicals at a plant in El Dorado wants the lawsuit moved to federal court. The suit relates to the December chemical cloud that forced up to 500 people from their homes and the evacuation of the Union County Sheriff's Office and jail.
The deadly Central Texas fertilizer plant explosion has now spawned six lawsuits, including one from the family of a volunteer firefighter killed in the blast. Fourteen people died and more than 200 were injured by the April 17 blast in the small Central Texas town of West.
Gov. Rick Perry said Friday he's disgusted a California newspaper ran a cartoon that depicts him boasting about booming business in Texas, then shows an explosion, a week after a fertilizer plant explosion killed 14 people in a Texas town.
Facing rising operational costs and growing awareness of consumer food safety, growers and companies are under increased pressure to improve efficiency and increase customer satisfaction and safety. Food traceability solutions are particularly imperative for achieving rapid responses to potential product recalls.
The landslide that washed over the terraced steps of a mining pit nearly a mile deep left only the tip of one giant electric-powered shovel poking out of the dirt. The rubble buried a total of three of them, along with 14 enormous haul trucks.
A southern Illinois plant that helps make nuclear fuel is calling back workers in hopes of resuming operations in June, staffed with 135 salaried and another 135 hourly workers. The plant was forced into a yearlong shutdown due to regulator-requested upgrades.
As investigators try to determine what caused an April 17 fire and explosion that killed 14 and injured hundreds, top congressional Democrats are examining whether gaps in federal regulations might be placing at risk those who work and live near more than 6,000 fertilizer plants.
President Barack Obama consoled a rural Texas community rocked by a deadly fertilizer plant explosion, telling mourners Thursday they are not alone in their grief, and they will have the nation's support to rebuild from the devastation.
Nearly three years after a deadly explosion aboard BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig that spilled nearly five million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, businesses in Southwest Florida, especially those involved in fishing and tourism, are still feeling the sting.
As the Food Safety Modernization Act continues to be implemented, more regulations and guidelines will be focused on food defense and the prevention of intentional contamination events. Many resources are there to help food manufacturers improve their food defense strategies.
After years of complaints from the surrounding community, state environmental officials on Wednesday ordered a Southern California battery recycling company to suspend operations after saying hazardous metal sludge was being discharged into leaking pipelines.
On April 17, an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, leveled part of the small town located some 20 miles north of Waco. Most of the victims were first responders from fire departments in West and other nearby towns that were on the scene trying to control the fire that preceded the blast.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had the legal authority to retroactively veto a water pollution permit for one of West Virginia's largest mountaintop removal coal mines years after it was issued, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.