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Level Set for Chemical in Nonstick Products

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued the first national guidelines establishing safe levels for perfluorinated chemicals used to make nonstick and stain-resistant materials in the nation's drinking water.

The chemical, which has been linked to cancer and birth defects in animals, is a key processing agent used to make products including microwave popcorn bags and nonstick pans.

Source: The Washington Post

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Oil Shale Actions Lead to Lawsuit

Local conservation groups Wilderness Workshop and Western Colorado Congress joined 11 other environmental groups in filing two lawsuits in federal court on Friday in an effort to hinder efforts to develop oil shale.

The two lawsuits, filed in U.S. District Court in Denver, accuse the Bureau of Land Management of moving forward with oil shale plans without adequately gauging the environmental impacts or giving the public enough chance to protest the decision.

Source: Aspen Daily News

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Emerson Wins Contract for Automation of Basin Electric Power Cooperative’s New Dry Fork Station

Emerson Process Management announced today it has received a contract from Basin Electric Power Cooperative to digitally automate Dry Fork Station. This new, 385-MW coal-fired power plant is being built to meet the growing electricity demand of the cooperative members. Dry Fork, located in the Gillette, Wyo., area, is expected to be operational by 2011.

Source: Emerson

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UAE Walks Out of $5 Billion Coastal Refinery Project

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) government has backed out of an agreement to install a $5 billion Coastal Refinery at Khalifa Point near Hub in Balochistan.

While walking out of the agreement on the project, with the capacity to refine 250,000 barrels of crude oil a day, the UAE has linked the establishment of the giant plant to taking charge of the country’s strategic asset of Parco (Pak-Arab Refinery Company), a senior official confided to The News on Sunday.

Source: The News

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Rexnord Unit to Buy Canadian Firm

Rexnord LLC said Friday that its Zurn Industries unit has agreed to buy Fontaine-Alliance Inc., a Canadian manufacturer of products for municipal water and wastewater customers, in a deal valued at about $24 million.

Fontaine, based in Magog, Quebec, manufactures sluice gates and other engineered flow control products for the municipal water and wastewater markets.

Source: Milwaukee Business Journal

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