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Tjernlund Offers Innovative Side Wall Radon Mitigation System for Existing Homes

WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn. — An effective and affordable way to reduce radon levels in homes using side wall venting is now available from Tjernlund Products, Inc., the originator and leading manufacturer of side wall vent systems for gas- and oil-fueled heaters. Called Radon VACTM, the proprietary system consists of a plug-in fan, exterior hood […]

Officials Say Mackinac Oil Pipelines Have Too Little Support

By John Flesher | AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan officials said last month that Enbridge Energy Partners had violated a legal requirement by having too much unsupported space along its twin oil pipelines running beneath the environmentally sensitive waterway that links Lakes Michigan and Huron. Enbridge found similar problems two years […]

In a Sign of Broader Ambitions, Facebook Opens Hardware Lab

By Brandon Bailey | AP Technology Writer MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook built its fortune on the Internet, that non-physical space where people share updates and digital videos with friends. But deep inside its Silicon Valley headquarters, engineers have stocked a new lab with computerized lathes, industrial mills and tools for making physical goods. […]

Does Pipeline Age Really Matter?

By Anya Litvak | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette PITTSBURGH (AP) — Thirty years of watching metal fail, often spectacularly, and Mehrooz Zamanzadeh has developed some go-to mantras. “Mother Nature doesn’t like what she didn’t make,” he likes to say. That means when a man-made object is exposed to the environment — say, a metal pipeline is buried […]

Intel Brief September 2016

As much as 4,200 gallons of crude oil spill into mouth of Mississippi River. The U.S. Coast Guard reported that approximately 4,200 gallons of crude oil spilled from a Texas Petroleum Investment Co. well into the Main Pass of the Mississippi River in Louisiana Aug. 2 and 840 gallons spilled from the company’s pipeline into […]