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Electric vehicle battery-related plant announced in Kentucky

Aug. 08, 2022 04:11 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Lotte Aluminium Materials USA plans an aluminum foil manufacturing operation to serve the electric vehicle battery industry in Kentucky and is expected to create 122 full-time jobs. The company is investing $238.7 million in the plant in Hardin County, Gov....

Microplastics increasingly found in Colorado's snowpack

Aug. 06, 2022 12:11 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — As the focus on the electron microscope resolved, Richard Reynolds found himself feeling more resigned than surprised. The slide before him was a snowpack sample collected from pristine Colorado high country. The sample revealed, at intense magnification, the...

3 more ships with grain depart Ukraine ports under UN deal

Aug. 05, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Three more ships carrying thousands of tons of corn left Ukrainian ports Friday and traveled mined waters toward inspection of their delayed cargo, a sign that an international deal to export grain held up since Russia invaded Ukraine was slowly progressing. But major hurdles lie...

Meeting set to discuss Memphis medical sterilizing plant

Aug. 05, 2022 13:43 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to host a community meeting to discuss a medical equipment sterilizing plant in Memphis that used a chemical whose emissions could cause health risks, health officials said. The EPA said Wednesday that 23...

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday 8/04/2022

Aug. 04, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

Stocks are closing mixed on Wall Street Thursday as investors continued to review the latest updates on the economy and corporate earnings. The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones industrials fell, while the Nasdaq rose. Energy companies fell, while retailers and technology companies...

Inspectors OK 1st Ukraine grain ship but no sign yet of more

Aug. 03, 2022 23:06 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The first grain ship to leave Ukraine and cross the Black Sea under a wartime deal passed inspection Wednesday in Istanbul and headed on to Lebanon. Ukraine said 17 other vessels were “loaded and waiting permission to leave,” but there was no word yet on when they could...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Aug. 03, 2022 19:46 PM EDT

Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice. August X, 2022,. Editorial: Assess state recycling performance Pennsylvania led the nation in 1988 when it adopted a progressive new law that vastly accelerated waste recycling, and there is little doubt that the law has kept millions of...

EPA: Chemical in medical-device cleanser poses cancer risk

Aug. 03, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is warning residents who live near medical sterilizing plants in 13 states and Puerto Rico about potential health risks from emissions of ethylene oxide, a chemical widely used in their operations. Laredo, Texas; Ardmore,...

France: Explosion at gunpowder chemical plant injures 8

Aug. 03, 2022 12:29 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — An explosion Wednesday at a French plant that produces a component of gunpowder injured eight people, one of them seriously, local officials in southwest France said. The plant located in the town of Bergerac specializes in making nitrocellulose, a highly flammable...

Officials: Explosive material improperly stored at NC plant

Aug. 02, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

Hundreds of tons of a potentially explosive fertilizer ingredient was improperly stored at a North Carolina plant when it was destroyed by a fire that burned for days earlier this year, a state investigation found. The North Carolina Department of Labor levied $5,600 in fines on...