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Texas company to pay nearly $3M for Clean Air Act violations

Sep. 15, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

POINT COMFORT, Texas (AP) — A Texas plastics company has agreed to pay nearly $3 million in civil penalties for violating the Clean Air Act, the U.S. Department of Justice announced. Formosa Plastics Corp. also agreed to improve its risk management program at its...

After Ida hits, August industrial output gains slow to 0.4%

Sep. 15, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production slowed to a 0.4% gain in August as shutdowns of petroleum refineries and petrochemical plants caused by Hurricane Ida curbed manufacturing activity. Plant closures long the Gulf Coast as well as lost oil production during...

New owner set for Georgia chicken plant where leak killed 6

Sep. 11, 2021 10:55 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A company that owns the Georgia poultry processing plant where six workers died in a January liquid nitrogen leak is being sold. Gold Creek Foods told local news outlets Friday that it has reached an agreement “to acquire substantially all of...

Ammonia release at chicken processing plant investigated

Sep. 06, 2021 10:23 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials are investigating a release of toxic ammonia gas at a Middle Tennessee chicken processing plant that led to the evacuation of more than 200 residents. Fire officials said the gas leak at a Tyson Foods facility in Goodlettsville early...

Ford plant caused benzene vapor in Detroit suburb's sewers

Sep. 04, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

FLAT ROCK, Mich. (AP) — A Ford plant is the source of benzene vapor in sewers that forced the evacuation of 10 homes and a school in the Detroit suburb of Flat Rock, according to state and company officials. The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and...

A Hurricane Ida unknown: Economic impact on region and US

Aug. 28, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

A strengthening Hurricane Ida, bearing high winds and the likelihood of flooding rain as it heads for the Louisiana coast, could damage the energy-heavy Gulf Coast economy and potentially have economic consequences well beyond the region. The Gulf is not only a major base...

Fines appealed after nitrogen kills 6 at Georgia plant

Aug. 28, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Three of four companies are appealing federal workplace safety fines following a January liquid nitrogen leak that killed six workers at a Georgia poultry processing plant. The U.S. Department of Labor says plant owner Foundation Food Group is...

Army: Full environmental review of $9.4B plastics complex

Aug. 18, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A civilian Pentagon official ordered the Army Corps of Engineers on Wednesday to conduct a full environmental assessment of a $9.4 billion Formosa Plastics complex planned in Louisiana, drawing praise from environmentalists. Jaime Pinkham, the Army's...

Gassy coal mines as environmental commodities? CNX shows how

Aug. 14, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — There is so much unwanted gas coming out of American coal mines — those that still produce coal and even those that have long quit — that federal data suggests it outpaces the carbon emissions footprint of the entire U.S. petrochemical industry. ...

Steelmaker drops Louisiana expansion, cites market forces

Aug. 13, 2021 13:59 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A major steelmaker is calling off a $120 million expansion of its factory in the Louisiana community of Convent. The Times-Picayune'The New Orleans Advocate reports that Nucor Corp. informed state environmental officials of the decision when it asked...