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Ex-CEO Pleads Guilty In $5M Fire Fraud

November 1, 2013 1:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The former CEO of a company that made fire-resistant building blocks has pleaded guilty to scamming nearly $5 million from people who lost their homes in two wildfires. The Santa Barbara News-Press reports 64-year-old Penny Estes entered her plea to 28 counts on Thursday. She could face nearly 40 years in prison when she's sentenced.

Ford Recalls Ambulances Because Engines Can Stop

November 1, 2013 1:04 pm | by The Associated Press, Reuters | News | Comments

Ford is recalling about 3,100 F-Series ambulances because the engines can stop unexpectedly. The F-350, F-450 and F-550 "Super Duty" ambulances have 6.7-Liter diesel engines. They're from the 2011 and 2012 model years.         

Judge Denies City’s Bid To Close Sriracha Plant

November 1, 2013 10:21 am | by John Rogers, The Associated Press | News | Comments

A judge refused Thursday to order an immediate halt to production of the internationally popular hot sauce Sriracha at a Southern California factory that local residents say is stinking up their neighborhoods with pepper and garlic fumes.   

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FDA: Imported Spices Have Double Salmonella Risk

October 31, 2013 2:17 pm | by Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | News | Comments

In a report released Wednesday, the FDA says testing of imported spices between 2007 and 2010 showed that spices were twice as likely as other inspected foods to be contaminated with the pathogen.  More than 80 different types of salmonella were detected.

Fight Over Odor At Sriracha Plant Heats Up

October 30, 2013 10:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

It looked like things were really starting to heat up for this little Southern California factory town when the maker of the Sriracha chili sauce known the world over decided to open a sprawling 650,000-square-foot factory within its borders.   

Wyo. OSHA Seeks $700K In Penalties Vs. Sinclair

October 30, 2013 10:06 am | by by Mead Gruver, Associated Press | News | Comments

 State safety regulators announced Tuesday they are seeking $707,000 in fines against Sinclair Oil Corp. after alleging 22 safety violations at the company's refinery in south-central Wyoming, including a toxic gas release that sickened dozens of workers in May.

Judge Approves Settlement With Wis. Manufacturer

October 29, 2013 9:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge has approved a $4.6 million settlement of an environmental lawsuit against a Madison manufacturer by a group of its neighbors. U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb approved the settlement Monday against Madison-Kipp. Under the settlement reached in July, the 32 homes will receive money and pollution control equipment.

Tenn. Officials Steer Clear Of Zero-Emissions Plan

October 28, 2013 2:29 pm | by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press | News | Comments

Governors from eight other states representing 23 percent of the U.S. auto market pledged Thursday to get 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on roadways by 2025.                 

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DuPont Sued Over Cancer

October 28, 2013 2:26 pm | by Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press | News | Comments

The recent litigation is the latest in a years-long battle between DuPont and residents of the Mid-Ohio Valley, in the heart of Appalachia along the Ohio River.               

Growing Number Of Federal Regulations Continue To Challenge Manufacturers

October 24, 2013 2:37 pm | News | Comments

NERA Economic Consulting’s update of a report commissioned by Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) shows that manufacturing regulatory costs increased an average of 7.6 percent per year since 1998 compared with average growth of 0.4 percent for manufacturing output.

GSK Sales In China Tumble Amid Bribery Probe

October 23, 2013 12:02 pm | by AP | News | Comments

The company was hit by allegations by the Chinese government that four of its employees paid bribes to doctors and hospitals to encourage them to prescribe medications.                        

Second Tritium Leak Reported At S.C. Nuke Plant

October 23, 2013 11:54 am | by AP | News | Comments

The spill hasn't made nearby drinking water unsafe, according to federal regulators.                                                

OSHA Proposes $280K In Fines Over NH Power Plant

October 22, 2013 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Labor Department's OSHA has proposed more than $280,000 in fines against contractors working on a power plant in Berlin, N.H.                    

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Toyota Recalls 803K Vehicles For Air Bag Defect

October 18, 2013 12:45 pm | by AP | News | Comments

Toyota says water from the air conditioning condenser can leak onto the air bag control module and cause a short circuit. That could illuminate the air bag warning light, disable the air bag or cause the air bags to deploy inadvertently.

Chevron Halts Shale Gas Search After Protests

October 18, 2013 12:44 pm | by AP | News | Comments

Chevron says it has suspended searching for shale gas in northeast Romania following protests in the capital and the local area against fracking.                  

Target Of BP Settlement Probe Lashes Out At Freeh

October 18, 2013 12:36 pm | by Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press | News | Comments

One of the lawyers singled out in an investigation of alleged misconduct in the settlement program for victims of BP's 2010 Gulf oil spill is questioning the chief investigator's impartiality.          

Estimate: New Waste Landfill Would Cost $817M

October 18, 2013 12:32 pm | by AP | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Energy says a new Oak Ridge landfill for hazardous and radioactive wastes would cost roughly $817 million — a figure that's cheaper than shipping the material to an off-site disposal facility. The department estimates that shipping out the wastes would cost almost three times that much.

Deal Reached To Avoid Default And Open Government

October 16, 2013 3:17 pm | News | Comments

While the emerging deal could well meet resistance from conservatives in the Republican-controlled House, the Democratic Leader, Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, has signaled she will support the plan and her rank and file is expected to vote for it in overwhelming numbers.

High Court Will Review EPA Global Warming Rules

October 15, 2013 1:38 pm | by AP | News | Comments

The Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether the Environmental Protection Agency overstepped its authority in developing rules aimed at cutting emissions of six heat-trapping gases from factories and power plants.         

Jury Finds BP Negligent In Texas Emissions Event

October 11, 2013 1:36 pm | by AP | News | Comments

Jurors unanimously agreed BP PLC was responsible, but only one wanted to award damages. Most jurors say there wasn't enough evidence to link the pollution to illnesses.              

Texas Fertilizer Plant Cited For Safety Lapses

October 10, 2013 1:35 pm | by Dina Cappiello, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Texas company that operated a fertilizer plant where a thunderous explosion in April killed 15 people is facing $118,300 in fines for two dozen serious safety violations, including a failure to have an emergency response plan, federal officials said Thursday.

Auto Recalls On Hold During Gov't Shutdown

October 10, 2013 1:32 pm | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Lives and property are at greater risk because auto recalls and investigations of safety defects have been put on hold during the partial government shutdown, safety advocates said.             

Shutdown Means No New Beer From Craft Brewers

October 9, 2013 2:02 pm | by Carrie Antlfinger and Todd Richmond, Associated Press | News | Comments

Tthe shutdown has closed an obscure agency that quietly approves new breweries, recipes and labels, which could create huge delays throughout the rapidly growing craft industry.             

Wyo. Coal-Fired Plants Top EPA New-Plant CO2 Limit

October 7, 2013 1:59 pm | by AP | News | Comments

The standards recently proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would require new coal-fired plants to exceed no more than 1,100 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt-hour.           

Changes In Chemical Management Part 3: Best Practices & Technology

October 4, 2013 1:06 pm | by Glenn D. Trout, President, MSDSonline | Articles | Comments

In order to appreciate where we are today, it’s helpful to understand the evolution of chemical compliance. Prior to 1970, chemical management was nearly non-existent. Then came OSHA and the EPA, setting the United States on a path toward greater workplace safety and environmental conscientiousness.

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