VIDEO: Defying the Global Recession: Canada's Oil Boom; U.S. Lowers Cutoff for Lead Poisoning

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RESOURCES: White Papers | CEC Directory | Media Kit | Advertise May 17, 2012


PHOTOS OF THE DAY: Evacuations & Drills Quietly Pared near Nuke Plants

Without fanfare, nuclear power regulators have overhauled emergency planning for the first time in more than three decades, requiring fewer exercises for major accidents ... continue

Antibiotic Linked with Deadly Heart Risk

An antibiotic widely used for bronchitis and other common infections seems to increase chances for sudden deadly heart problems, a rare risk found in a 14-year study ... continue

PHOTO OF THE DAY: U.S. Lowers Cutoff for Lead Poisoning in Young Kids

For the first time in 20 years, U.S. health officials have lowered the threshold for lead poisoning in young children ... continue


VT Becomes First State to Ban Hydraulic Fracturing

Vermont's governor has signed into law the nation's first ban on a hotly debated natural gas drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing ... continue

Former Company President Pays Hazardous Waste Fine

The former president of a company that makes tear gas and pepper spray has been ordered to pay a $100,000 fine for improperly storing hazardous waste ... continue

Senate Approves Horizontal Drilling Rules

Ohio senators approved new regulations for horizontal shale drilling in a bipartisan vote punctuated by a spoken rendition of "The Beverly Hillbillies" theme song ... continue


VIDEO: Defying the Global Recession: Canada's Oil Boom

While much of the world is facing an economic slowdown, parts of Canada are enjoying a boom that is being fueled by the mining of oil ... continue


OPINION: Pay Practices a Concern for Processors

At issue is a compensation practice known as "gang time," which the plaintiffs allege violates the federal Fair Labor Standards Act ... continue



These Hazardous Air Pollutants Have Standards

KIN-TEK Laboratories presents its Trace Source permeation tubes to dynamically blend calibration gas standards for hazardous air pollutants ... continue


Portable Combustible-Gas Sniffers

E Instruments introduces its 7899 Gas Sniffer as a portable, rugged and easy-to-use leak detection tool ... continue


The Key to Safety, Thus Relief

Key High Vacuum says that its safety relief valves are not only spring loaded, low pressure and direct acting, but also permanent safety devices ... continue



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