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Health and Environmental Groups Announce Intent to Sue Illinois Coal Plant Owners for Violating Clean Air Act

... of their intent to sue the company because its coal plants release illegally high amounts of ... Agency (EPA) against Midwest Generation's coal plants in the state, particularly the Fisk and ... groups representing the communities in which the coal plants are located. All of the plants are ...

Emphysema severity directly linked to coal dust exposure

... coal dust exposure is directly linked to severity of ... (NIOSH). "In this study we have shown that coal mine dust exposure is a significant predictor of ... to a growing industry. In the past 25 years, coal production has nearly doubled worldwide. Dr. ...

Research Examines Health Impact of Mining -- Illness, Premature Deaths Cost Appalachia Billions

... and premature deaths in Appalachia related to coal mining far outweigh economic benefits the ... Medicine. "The human cost of the Appalachian coal mining economy outweighs its economic benefits," ... The paper is titled "Mortality in Appalachian coal Mining Regions: The Value of Statistical Life ...

Anglo American's Coal Division in South Africa Wins Global Business Coalition Award for top International Workplace HIV and AIDS Programme

... DC, June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Anglo coal South Africa, a wholly owned subsidiary of Anglo ... will be presented to Ben Magara, CEO of Anglo coal South Africa tomorrow night at an awards dinner ... on millions of lives in Southern Africa and Anglo coal estimates that some 1,300 of its 9,300 employees ...

International Coal Group Is Lead Sponsor for West Virginia Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure

... April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International coal Group, Inc. (NYSE: ICO ) is proud to announce ... "We are excited to have International coal Group as our lead Pink Ribbon sponsor for this ... ending breast cancer forever." International coal Group CEO and President Ben Hatfield said, "ICG ...

CDC awards Clemson researcher $700,000 to study black lung prevention

... for reducing harmful particulate levels in coal mines. Saylor's research focuses on a combination ... affiliated ailments is simple: the presence of coal and silica dust. If we can lower the levels of ... of work-related illnesses and is part of the CDC, coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP or black lung ...

Earthjustice/EIP Report: Dangerous Mercury Pollution From Unregulated Cement Kilns in U.S. About Twice as High as Levels Previously Projected by EPA

... cement kilns release as much or more mercury as coal fired power plants. -- Since 1974, cement ... kilns burn primarily coal. Both the rock and the coal contain mercury, a highly volatile metal that ... temperature. Virtually all the mercury in the coal and limestone is vaporized in the cement ...

Rochester Coalition and Mayo Clinic Challenge Railroad's Contention That Hazmat Rail Shipments Pose no Risk

... high-speed rail corridor for coal and hazardous material shipments ROCHESTER, ... will become a high-speed rail corridor for coal and hazardous material shipments soon after the ... South Dakota in order to haul large amounts of coal from Wyoming's Powder River Basin to distribution ...

Region to benefit from asthma research partnership

... Medical Research Institute (HMRI) and Xstrata coal will today announce a significant research ... with asthma in the Hunter and beyond. Xstrata coal has committed $300,000 to HMRI for a three-year ... 50 per cent of asthma cases. The HMRI Xstrata coal Asthma Research Fellow, Dr Katie Baines from the ...

EPA Reaches Agreement With American Energy on Clean-Air Violations

... on alleged clean-air violations at the company's coal preparation plant at 43521 Mayhugh Hill Road, ... requirements at the plant that processes coal from a coal mine. The company was required to conduct a ...

Genomics for a Greener World

... biological processes at work in oil wells, oils sands, tailings ponds, and coal beds. At the core of this project is the analysis of the sequencing data ... gases, and enhance the extraction of clean burning natural gas from coal beds. Green and Natural Plant Factories: "Plants are the world's ...

Closing coal-burning power plant in China and improved cognitive development in children

... and energy policy as they demonstrate that reduction in dependence on coal for energy can have a measurable positive impact on children's development ... The second involved 110 women whose children were born in 2005, when the coal plant was no longer in operation. "This is a unique environmental ...

Premier issue of Environmental Justice just published

... Committed Citizens: Women's Activism, Environmental Justice and the coal River Mountain Watch, Joyce M. Barry presents a contemporary oral history ... Injustices? by Wendell C. Taylor et al.; Mortality Rates in Appalachian coal Mining Counties: 24 Years Behind the Nation by Michael Hendryx; and three ...

SheKnows Names America's Most Extreme Mom for Mother's Day

... lives in Alaska fighting to preserve the wilderness against potential coal strip mine infiltration. "We're trying to derail a division of the State ... from surrounding our entire community with a 35,000 acre metallurgical coal strip mine," said Stevenson. "The pristine air we breathe, silence and ...

Mayo Clinic Seeks Mitigation for Rochester as Condition of Canadian Pacific - DM&E Railroad Merger

... than 34 trains bisecting the city daily while carrying vast amounts of coal and hazardous materials at speeds in excess of 50 miles per hour. The ... of southern Minnesota and South Dakota in order to haul large amounts of coal from Wyoming's Powder River Basin to distribution points in the East. ...

Sweetwater Announces Trademarks of State-of-the-Art Healthy Drinking Water Purification Systems

... the unit and with the installation." Rainwater needs to be purified because it contains herbicides and pesticides along with mercury from coal plants. The Kitchen Defender effectively removes these contaminants. The Kitchen Defender is also used to purify surface water such as streams, ...

SeprOx Receives Texas Emerging Technology Fund Award

... the University of Houston . Applications of the technology range from small medical oxygen generators to large industrial oxygen systems for clean coal combustion and gasification. The Company expects to complete fabrication of a working prototype of its five liter per minute portable medical oxygen ...

PIBH with NFL Star Doug Flutie Recognizes 23 PA Workers with Disabilities, 21 Organizations Supporting Those with Disabilities

... family farm in Houstontown, PA, Edwin Brown has always had a love for the land. But in order to support his family, he also spent time working in the coal mines. In 1991 at the age of 34, his life changed forever when, in an attempt to not hit a deer that had run onto the road, he swerved his car and ...

Canary Foundation and Stanford University Commit $20 Million for World-Class Research Center for Cancer Early Detection

... goal - to improve cancer detection and survivorship." Canary Foundation, named after the "early detection" role canaries once played by alerting coal miners of hazardous fumes, is the nation's only nonprofit devoted exclusively to early detection of cancer. About Canary Foundation ...

Mylan Announces Change in Board Leadership

... of Horizon Properties, a real estate development company he founded in 1996 as well as CEO and Director of Lincoln Manufacturing Inc., a steel and coal manufacturing company. Mylan Inc., which provides products to customers in more than 140 countries and territories, ranks among the leading ...

Pennsylvania's CHIP Program to Promote Awareness of Health Insurance Options During 'Cover The Uninsured Week'

... School, Bloomsburg 4:30 p.m. Kindergarten registration at Easton Elementary School Hosted by Family Connection of Easton, Inc.; 723 coal St., Easton P.M. Registration Session Chocolate Chip Pancake Dinners Hosted by the Health Federation of Philadelphia; 1211 Chestnut St., ...

American Academy of Dermatology Issues New Guidelines For The Management of Psoriasis With Topical Therapies

... Topical Treatments The guidelines also outline other topical treatments - such as non-medicated topical moisturizers, salicylic acid, anthralin, coal tar and various combination therapies - as adjunctive therapies that could, in some cases, enhance other topical treatments. "Establishing an ...

UTSA receives federal funding for fossil fuel research

... about pressures, temperatures and reaction rates in boilers, gasifiers and Fluidized Bed Reactors (FBR), which represent the next generation of coal utilization equipment. Using a Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) code developed previously by Michaelides and his students, researchers will ...

American Lung Association Announces Support of Pickens Plan

... the Pickens Plan recommends, is a solution that we support." Cars, trucks, heavy equipment, factories, power plants and other sources burn coal and oil and bombard the air with smog, soot, carcinogens, toxic chemicals and metals. Breathing dirty air causes hospitalizations, asthma attacks, ...

Story tips from the DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Dec. 2008

... 2008. That amount represents a $1 million increase from 2007. Californium-252 -- used as a start-up source in nuclear reactors, in analyzers for the coal and concrete industries and in detectors for homeland security -- produced $2 million in sales. Actinium-225, an isotope extracted as a product of ...

U.S. Air Force Awards Noninvasive Medical Technologies $2.4 Million Contract

... received by the FDA, NMT intends to pursue compelling market opportunities for the NcIQ that include applications in disaster response, underground coal mines, critical care facilities, firefighting, EMT/ambulance service and others. According to Frost and Sullivan Research Analyst Zachary ...

Clock Ticking for Millions of Federal Employees Hoping to Avoid Blue Cross/Blue Shield Benefits Cut

... the 2008 benefits and extending the open enrollment period beyond the 8th, but OPM's Nancy Kichak refused, seeming intent on delivering a lump of coal to the stocking of every Federal worker on the BCBS Standard option plan this holiday season. Regardless of OPM's response, Gammarino ...

Safety Threat to Rochester Still Remains Despite Approval Of Canadian Pacific's Railroad Acquisition Of DM&E

... STB green light does not include measures to protect city against becoming a high-speed rail corridor for coal and hazardous material shipments ROCHESTER, Minn., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's ruling by the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) granting ...

Companies Report Success in Driving Safety Culture at Workplaces

... Ciba; DuPont; EDP; Endesa; Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corp.; Firminech; Fluor; Fortum; Gamesa; General Electric; Hindustan Unilever; Huaibei coal Mine Group; Intel Corp.; KONE; MOL; National Safety Council; Nestle, Orchid Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd.; Plastic Omniun; PetroChina Company ...

Mayfly-Mimicking Sensor to Replace Proverbial Canary in the Coal Mine

... research may improve sensors in stagnant environments COLLEGE PARK, Md., June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Security, health and safety sensors in coal mines, buildings or underground public transit areas where air or water does not readily flow may one day be improved by research on young mayflies ...

Cleaner Air May Threaten Amazon Rainforest

... Cleaner air may actually threaten the Amazon rainforest, according to Brazilian and British climate scientists. They claim that a reduction in coal burning and the resultant sulphur dioxide emissions is linked to increasing sea surface temperatures in the tropical north Atlantic, which increases ...

Astute Nanotechnology celebrates first year of success

... which Astute Nanotechnology will be seeking commercial partners focus on such challenges as ethanol conversion, photovoltaics and membranes for clean coal technology, catalytic conversion of oils to fuel, encapsulation technologies for environmentally-friendly pesticides, and bone substitute materials ...

African Americans have 5 times higher amputation rate

... a five times higher rate of lower limb amputations than people in the predominantly white suburbs and exurbs. Amputations are the canary in the coal mine for quality of care," said Joe Feinglass, lead author and research professor of medicine at the Feinberg School. Many amputations are ...

Eye test peers into heat-related multiple sclerosis symptoms

... to another, one eye moves more slowly than the other. Normally, the eyes move at the same speed. INO can serve as an easy-to-measure canary in a coal mine, acting as a surrogate for other heat-related symptoms that are harder to measure, such as fatigue, mental confusion or bladder or bowel ...

Flu Pandemic: Is the U.S. Ready?

... of the number of sick and dead, newspapers noted church, school and theater closings. Most businesses suffered huge declines in sales and revenue. coal mine operators, industrial plants, rail lines -- all reported dramatic reductions in activity. (Not surprisingly, the only business in Little Rock, ...

Nature's helpers: Using microorganisms to remove TCE from water

... Other oxidized contaminants that the system has been effective in reducing in the laboratory setting include perchlorate, selenate (found in coal wastes and agricultural drainage), chromate (found in industrial wastes), and other chlorinated solvents. ...

Peacetime use of radioisotopes at Oak Ridge cited as Chemical Landmark

... historic events in chemistry and to increase awareness of the contributions of chemistry to society. In 1995, the ACS designated the Chemicals from coal Facility of Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport, Tenn., as a National Historic Chemical Landmark. Other landmarks named through this prestigious ...

Otter Tail Corporation Reports Record Revenues and Net Income From Continuing Operations for 2007; Earnings Per Share of $1.78; Board Approves Dividend Increase

... expenses and increased power purchase costs. -- Wholesale sales of electricity from excess generation could be affected by reductions in coal shipments to the Big Stone and Hoot Lake plants due to supply constraints or rail transportation problems beyond the corporation's control. ...

Heavy metal slips down UK air quality charts

... unleaded petrol. Dr Richard Brown, Principal Research Scientist at NPL explains. Taking lead as an example, the steady decline of emissions from coal and oil combustion along with the change in fuel usage, and reductions in industrial output, has resulted in a significant reduction of lead in the ...

EPA Plan to Evade Required Cuts in Mercury Pollution Challenged in Court by States, Tribes, Health and Environmental Groups

... to protect human health. We are grateful to have had our day in court to demonstrate EPA's failure to adopt protective mercury emission standards for coal plants as required by law." ...
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