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Lawsuit targets Georgia plant over ethylene oxide releases

Nov. 29, 2021 18:59 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — An Augusta company that uses ethylene oxide to sterilize medical instruments is being sued by residents, the latest such suit in Georgia. The Augusta Chronicle reports the lawsuit by 20 current and former Augusta residents...

Ammonia leak found at Las Vegas food processing plant

Nov. 28, 2021 12:37 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fire crews were able to repair an ammonia leak at a Las Vegas food processing plant before it turned into a more serious incident. Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials said in a news release they received several 9-1-1 calls Saturday shortly before 10...

Thai chain's cannabis pizza: trendy but won't get you high

Nov. 26, 2021 01:35 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — One of Thailand’s major fast food chains has been promoting its “Crazy Happy Pizza” this month, an under-the-radar product topped with a cannabis leaf. It’s legal but won’t get you high. Veterans of the backpacker trail, familiar with the...

Maryland AG sues Monsanto, alleges harm to natural resources

Nov. 24, 2021 15:37 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland’s attorney general filed a lawsuit Tuesday against chemical company Monsanto and two spinoffs, alleging that chemicals Monsanto manufactured harmed the state’s waters, fish and wildlife and seeking to recover damages and clean-up costs. The...

Sri Lanka heeds protests, lifts ban on agrochemical imports

Nov. 24, 2021 10:46 AM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's government has withdrawn a ban on imports of agrochemicals that it said was aimed at encouraging organic cultivation. Agriculture Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage announced on Wednesday the revocation of the ban, which took effect...

Yemen's Houthis: Saudi coalition strike hits Sanaa factory

Nov. 23, 2021 10:29 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A Saudi-led coalition airstrike Tuesday gutted a plastics factory in Yemen's rebel-held capital of Sanaa, the rebels said, the latest attack amid an escalation in fighting in recent weeks. The dawn strike hit a factory owned by a Syrian national and...

InvestigateWest: Airport debate example of united activists

Nov. 22, 2021 15:06 PM EST

When Seattle’s first commercial airport opened in 1928, Georgetown had been a vibrant community for more than half a century. “We were here before the airport was. They forget that,” says Rosario-Maria Medina, a community activist in the South Seattle neighborhood...

Racing fuel company to expand in northwest Tennessee

Nov. 19, 2021 04:05 AM EST

McKENZIE, Tenn. (AP) — A manufacturer of motorsports racing fuels plans to invest more than $14 million to expand its operations in northwest Tennessee, state officials said. VP Racing Fuels, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and the state Department of Economic and Community...

New water lines to homes with contaminated wells completed

Nov. 16, 2021 12:19 PM EST

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — New pipes bringing water to more than 440 homes near Bennington have finished being installed after chemical contamination was found in groundwater wells in 2016. Gov. Phil Scott and other officials gathered at a pump station Monday to mark the...

Freezer maker hit for tossing evidence in suit over deaths

Nov. 15, 2021 18:58 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A state court judge in Georgia has sanctioned a German company for destroying evidence in a suit over six deaths at a chicken processing plant northeast of Atlanta. Local news outlets report Gwinnett County State Court Judge Emily Brantley on...