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Tampa Pipeline Project Shut Down

Hillsborough County environmental regulators have halted a section of a multimillion dollar pipeline project after learning that contractors hired by the city may have excavated debris from a former landfill and disposed of it without a permit.


Earlier this year, workers began tearing up portions of 19th Street to replace a failing pipe that provides drinking water to residents from Corrine Street to Fifth Avenue.


Source: Tampa Bay Tribune


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China Says It Is Not a Center for Fake Drugs

China has been unfairly branded a center of fake drugs, an official with the country's drug watchdog said Tuesday, blaming instead some overseas companies that source their raw materials through illegal suppliers.

China's pharmaceutical industry is lucrative but poorly regulated. Chinese manufacturers and other players along the drug supply chain have been blamed in recent years for deaths linked to counterfeit or shoddy medications at home and abroad.

Source: Associated Press

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U.S. Steel Hurt by Chinese Pipe Imports, ITC Says

U.S. makers of pipes used for oil wells are being harmed by a surge of Chinese imports, a U.S. agency ruled in a decision that may lead to tariffs of as much as 99 percent on $2.6 billion in goods.

The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled 6-0 in favor of domestic companies such as U.S. Steel Corp., the U.S. operations of Evraz Group SA and Wheatland Tube Co., controlled by the closely held Carlyle Group. The United Steelworkers union also joined in filing the case.

Source: Bloomberg

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Linde Develops Sustainable Hydrogen Production Process

The Linde Group has developed a process for sustainable production of hydrogen from biogenic raw materials. Hydromotive GmbH, a subsidiary of The Linde Group, will build a demonstration plant in mid-2009 at its chemical site in Leuna, Germany, which will produce hydrogen from glycerine.

As a result of its high hydrogen content, raw glycerine, which arises in the course of biodiesel manufacturing, is particularly suited for the production of hydrogen.

Source: Info Media

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Gas Prices Have Risen, But They Might Not Go Much Higher

The weeks leading up to Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer, have seen the national average price of unleaded gasoline rise from $2.05 to $2.07 to $2.21 to $2.31 to $2.36, a nearly 15 percent jump in four weeks, according to the AAA motor club.

"Typically, gas does make its biggest move in the April to May period," said Brian Milne, an analyst with DTN, an Omaha, Neb.-based research firm.

Source: Associated Press

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