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Electric Utilities & Safety Culture in an Aging Workforce

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (Feb. 25, 2015)

Electrical power-line installers and repairers regularly appear on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ list of the top ten most dangerous jobs. According to the Fallen Linemen Organization an average of 45 linemen a year lose their lives on the job in the U.S. alone. This is despite a workforce that is predominantly made up of ...

Petro-Chemical Processor meets National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants case study

by Catalytic Products International (CPI)  (Oct. 27, 2014)

A multitude of chemical and petroleum processing facilities across the country are now faced with having to meet new National Emission Standards for Miscellaneous Organic Chemical Manufacturing. One specific NESHAP is 40 CFR part 63, subpart FFFF. A facility must be a major source of HAP emissions Process units that: Produce organic chemicals ...

Air Rule for Cement Kilns Requires 92 Percent Cut in Mercury Emissions

by Ohio Lumex Co., Inc.  (Nov. 1, 2014)

Portland cement kilns will be required to reduce emissions of mercury by 92 percent as part of an Environmental Protection Agency final rule announced Aug. 9 that imposes controls for several toxic pollutants. Although most of the emissions standards in the final rule are less stringent than what the agency had proposed in 2009, the cement ...

Leveraging Standards in the Energy Resurgence

by ASTM International  (Aug. 29, 2014)

An Interview with Fred Walas, P.E., Fuels Technology Manager, Marathon Petroleum Company Marathon Petroleum’s Fred Walas talks about today’s energy developments, sustainability at his company’s refineries and the crucial role of standards in fuel production and quality control. As the energy spectrum shifts in the United ...

Taking Fossil Fuels to the Next Level - Standards Underpin Extraction, Processing and Distribution

by ASTM International  (Sep. 18, 2014)

To the average person, the oil and gas industry may appear simple — a matter of literally tapping into a natural resource and distributing it to customers. Of course the matter of extraction is rarely simple, and in the case of emergent hydraulic fracturing technology, it is particularly complex and capital-intensive. In fact, the world of ...

What are we doing to our children’s brains?

by Ensia  (Feb. 16, 2015)

Environmental chemicals are wreaking havoc to last a lifetime The numbers are startling. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1.8 million more children in the U.S. were diagnosed with developmental disabilities between 2006 and 2008 than a decade earlier. During this time, the prevalence of autism climbed nearly ...

Designing National Commitments to Drive Measurable Emissions Reductions After 2020

by World Resources Institute WRI  (Nov. 1, 2013)

In November 2013, Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will meet in Warsaw, Poland to continue negotiations on the new international 2015 climate change agreement. A critical component of this new agreement will be the design of national mitigation commitments that outline countries’ emissions ...

After State of the Union Address, U.S. Should Pursue Ambitious Power Plant Emissions Standards

by World Resources Institute WRI  (Jan. 29, 2014)

In the State of the Union address last night, President Obama called to make this “a year of action.” Addressing climate change will require his administration to make that call a reality. The President noted that “the debate is settled. Climate ...

Study of vehicular emissions with reference to Pakistan's National Environmental Quality Standards: case study of District Swat, North of Pakistan

by Inderscience Publishers  (May 28, 2013)

This study was conducted during 2011–2012 with the objective to assess the ambient air quality in the surroundings of a newly constructed road in relation to Pakistan's Environmental Quality Standard (Pak–NEQS). The area was monitored twice, before and during the construction, to determine levels of sulphur dioxide, nitrous oxide, ...

Climate change mitigation’s best-kept secret

by Ensia  (Jan. 26, 2015)

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas — but there’s a lot we can do about it. At Blue Spruce Farm in Bridport, Vt., the black-and-white dairy cows are used to the routine. In what looks like a choreographed dance, 1,400 milk cows delicately step over the scrapers that run along the concrete floors and collect their ...

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