One lawsuit alleges the plant operators "illegally, recklessly or negligently" dumped hazardous substances outside the boundaries of the property. The lawsuit also said contamination spread through at least a 5-mile radius around the facility, exposing people to increased risk of cancers, kidney failure and damage to the central nervous system.
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A Laclede County jury has ordered a company to pay $28 million to a worker who claimed his lungs were damaged at a compressor plant in south-central Missouri.
U.N. climate talks are likely to run overtime with more than 190 countries arguing over the building blocks for a new pact to slow global warming. A draft text presented Friday, the last scheduled day of the two-week conference in Warsaw, gave only vague direction on when countries should present their targets for restricting carbon emissions.
Hercules Inc. and its parent company have asked a federal judge to allow the Environmental Protection Agency to address complaints raised by the city of Hattiesburg in its lawsuit that alleges improper disposed of harmful chemicals in its facility.
The San Francisco Bay Area Tesla factory where three workers were burned by hot metal was previously cited for a safety violation that led to an injury, a state official said Thursday.
Mays led development of designs that helped to turn Ford from a money-losing company with mostly boring products in 2006 to a company with coveted designs today. As group vice president and chief creative officer for design, he led development of the Ford Fusion, Focus, Fiesta, Taurus, Mustang and F-150, the statement said.
A government-appointed panel in Bangladesh voted Monday to raise the minimum wage for millions of garment workers to about $66 a month — still the lowest in the world and well below what workers have been seeking.
A year after Superstorm Sandy devastated the East Coast, President Barack Obama has signed an executive order to make it easier for states and local governments to respond to weather disasters.
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.
Air Systems International Inc. introduces the Air Light-II™ to its growing line of portable area lighting solutions. The rugged design, stable platform, and IP-68 rated light heads are designed for use in any weather condition. Powered by a 12 VDC sealed, 35 amp hour AGM lead acid battery, the Air Light-II can be used outdoors or inside.
A federal judge has approved a $4.6 million settlement of an environmental lawsuit against a Madison manufacturer by a group of its neighbors.
DuPont Co. has reached a proposed agreement to settle alleged Clean Air Act violations at its Washington Works Plant near Parkersburg.
Pollution causing school and airport closures in Harbin, China hurts many, but helps one entrepreneur trying to capitalize on the smog.
Beijing is seeking to tame the spikes in its infamous smog by preparing emergency measures such as factory shutdowns and traffic limits to kick in when air pollution levels are especially heavy.
Visibility shrank to less than half a football field and small-particle pollution soared to a record 40 times higher than an international safety standard in one northern Chinese city as the region entered its high-smog season.
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.
More than 50 West Virginia and Pennsylvania property owners are suing FirstEnergy Corp. over groundwater pollution, soggy yards and foundation damage they blame on a leaking coal ash impoundment and the 7-mile waste pipeline that feeds it.
A Galveston jury has found BP negligent in a 41-day emissions event at its Texas City refinery in 2010, but says no one was harmed by the pollution.
China for years has welcomed the world's trash, creating a roaring business in recycling and livelihoods for tens of thousands. Now authorities are clamping down on an industry that has helped the rich West dispose of its waste but also added to the degradation of China's environment.
British prosecutors say six men have been charged over a massive pollution credit fraud scheme that cost the British government many millions of pounds.
Tough new limits on the amount of heat-trapping emissions new power plants can emit will likely accelerate a shift away from coal-fired power and toward electricity generated with natural gas, wind and sunshine.
A Central California cereal plant will have to spend more than $2 million for violating federal air quality rules.
The last surviving manufacturer in Milwaukee's Third Ward, the Harri Hoffmann shoe polish company continues to produce leather creams and lotions in a 121-year-old factory that's dripping in history — in a way that few other vintage factories can claim.
Take a moment and think about what is in the air of most shop floors and factories. Dust? Pulp? Powder? Oil? Grease? In some environments, people are wearing heavy masks, but PCs are not so lucky.
The Japanese government announced Tuesday that it will spend $470 million on a subterranean ice wall and other steps in a desperate bid to stop leaks of radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear station after repeated failures by the plant's operator.
With modular process control buildings from Principal Technology, there is now a smart solution for providing process automation and control as well as power distribution in one structure.
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