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Obama Names a Fractious Panel to Study Fracking

May 19, 2011 12:41 pm | by KARL STEPHAN, Consulting Engineer, Texas State University, San Marcos | Blogs | Comments

Perhaps the best we can hope for from this panel is a well-footnoted but divided report, with a minority favoring less regulation, the majority favoring more, and the energy companies just trying to do their job responsibly in response.

Gas Detection Alarm Controller for Continuous Monitoring

May 19, 2011 12:07 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The WX64 offers a rich set of features including a color display, data logging via 2GB SD Card, zoning, dual RS-485 ports and programmable relays.

'Cold Combustion' Waste-Treatment Process

May 19, 2011 10:47 am | Chem Info | Product Releases | Comments

The process, called Supercritical Water Oxidation, treats industrial waste cleanly without producing any dangerous elements


Oscar Nominee Fights Fracking

May 18, 2011 11:12 am | Videos | Comments

Oscar nominee for a new documentary entitled Gasland is worried about fracking, a drilling process that's blamed for contaminating drinking water.

Toxic Baby Products

May 18, 2011 10:25 am | Videos | Comments

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on a new study that found toxic flame retardants in 80 percent of common baby products.  

Another Setback for Bhopal Gas Victims

May 11, 2011 1:08 pm | Videos | Comments

The Supreme Court has dismissed the Central Bureau of Investigation's plea for a retrial and a review of the diluted charges against those found guilty of the tragedy.

The Chemical Worker's Song

May 11, 2011 12:36 pm | Videos | Comments

Great Big Sea sings about the tribulations of a process worker, "Well a process man am I and I'm tellin' you no lie/I work and breathe among the fumes that tread across the sky."

New Radioactivity High off Fukushima

May 4, 2011 11:55 am | Videos | Comments

Seawater radioactivity 15 kilometers offshore has risen significantly, which according to plant operator TEPCO, is 600 times the maximum allowed by law.


The Cost of Incorrectly Labeled Goods

May 4, 2011 6:21 am | Articles | Comments

Past indifference relating to food origins and ingredients is undergoing a quantum change: Never before have consumers been so well informed about the products they choose.

Compliance Management Tool Transcends Enterprise

May 3, 2011 7:18 am | by RISC Associates | Product Releases | Comments

Compliance automation tools developer RISC Associates has announced the Enterprise Program Manager (EPM), a dashboard-driven compliance and program management tool that transcends departmental silos and provides visibility into all assessments, audits, reviews, and tests throughout the enterprise so that users know whether if they are on target to meet regulatory, corporate, and departmental goals.

The Everest E2000 Windows Thin Client

May 3, 2011 7:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Everest E2000 from Glacier Computer now provides an optional Windows CE Thin Client. The Windows CE Thin Client is a minimal version of Microsoft Windows CE that includes the catalog items necessary to support a remote desktop device — including a constrained shell and Microsoft RDP.

Oil Well Cement Testing & Analysis

May 3, 2011 6:46 am | by Chandler Engineering | Product Releases | Comments

Chandler Engineering ® recently released its 7322 HPHT consistometer for testing the thickening time of oil well cements under a variety of downhole pressure and temperature conditions in accordance with API and ISO requirements.

A Sight for Sore Eyes

May 2, 2011 12:43 pm | by JOEL HANS, Associate Editor, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation (IMPO) | Articles | Comments

OSHA will continue to ramp up its enforcement of regulations regarding water temperature and safety, particularly in regard to eye washes and emergency showers.


Are Additives the Culprits behind China's Food Safety Scandals?

April 28, 2011 7:42 am | Videos | Comments

Melamine in milk, preservatives in steamed bread ... With the series of recent food scandals in China, people could be forgiven for wanting to steer clear of additives.

Custom Metallic Filtration Products

April 27, 2011 6:03 am | by W. S. Tyler | Product Releases | Comments

According to W. S. Tyler, the company specializes in design, service, consultation and fabrication of custom metallic filters for prototyping and small production needs.

Eliminate the Hassles of Manual Inventory Management

April 27, 2011 5:59 am | by ATEK Products | Product Releases | Comments

ATEK Products’ TankScan ® TS7000 remote level-monitoring system measures levels of chemicals, fuel oil, petroleum and other liquids stored in tanks and sends tank-level data to inventory managers.

Food Fight: BPA — Use It or Lose It?

April 25, 2011 6:35 am | Articles | Comments

Controversy has heated up in recent years over the safety of Bisphenol A, a common additive used in the plastic lining found inside most food cans and other food packaging.

Explosion Kills Nine at Chemical Plant

April 21, 2011 8:10 am | Videos | Comments

At least nine people have been killed by an explosion at a chemical plant in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province.

A Year Later, Gulf Seafood Still Struggles

April 21, 2011 7:38 am | Videos | Comments

A year after the Deep Horizon oil spill, the Gulf seafood industry is still struggling to recover. Many fishermen are waiting on payments from BP.

Improve Safety & Productivity

April 18, 2011 6:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Martin Engineering’s modular EVO® conveyor guards enable workers to do their jobs with less risk and more efficiency, while helping to ensure safety.

Designed for Nuclear Meltdown

April 12, 2011 11:38 am | by DAVID MANTEY, Editor, Product Design & Development (PD&D) | Articles | Comments

A unique material tries to find its way into the hands of the brave rescue workers fighting to prevent Japan’s nuclear crisis.

National Security at the Dinner Table

April 8, 2011 11:59 am | by FRANK PISCIOTTA, CSC, President, Business Protection Specialists Inc. & BILL RAMSEY, Corporate Security Director, McCormick & Company Inc. | Blogs | Comments

We stand barefoot and belt-less at the airport because of it. Yet, the possible threats to our national security dangers are not just found in airplanes and delivered mail.

Japan Nuclear Debate Escalates

April 6, 2011 11:47 am | Videos | Comments

TEPCO, the power company that operates the plant, has come under increasing scrutiny from the Japanese public, along with other nuclear stations in the country.

Become Invested in Safe Operation

April 6, 2011 11:26 am | Videos | Comments

The Chemical Safety Board marked the one-year anniversary of the tragic Tesoro Refinery accident by releasing this new important safety message.

Work Gloves Break Mold on Comfort

April 4, 2011 7:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Magid Glove & Safety has added two gloves to the XKS™ family — the Magid® CutMaster® XKS500 and XKS510 palm-coated styles — taking cut protection to the next level.

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