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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 […]

Erie Canal Trip Touts Waterway’s History, Early Depictions

By Chris Carola ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In the fall of 1825, John Henry Hopkins traveled from Buffalo to Albany on the Erie Canal just days after the 363-mile waterway had opened. Along the way, the Episcopal minister from Pennsylvania drew scenes of what was then considered a marvel of modern engineering. This month, the […]

Amtrack: New Locomotives Have Cut Delays Nearly 25 Percent

By DavidPorter NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The introduction of 70 new locomotives on Amtrak’s most heavily traveled line three years ago has contributed to a reduction in engine-related delays of nearly 25 percent, the national passenger railroad said Aug. 4. The last of the ACS-64 locomotives, called the Amtrak Cities Sprinter, was rolled out last […]

One-Stop Repair for Plastic Molding Equipment

Plastics manufacturers speed repairs and reduce costs by working with single source for full gamut of molding machine repairs from mechanical to hydraulic to electronic. With nearly 16,000 plastic manufacturing facilities in the United States, and 4,000 in Canada, each operating a multitude of machines, the investment in capital equipment for plastic injection, extrusion and […]

NC Toxicologist: Water Near Duke’s Dumps Not Safe to Drink

By Michael Biescker WASHINGTON (AP) — North Carolina’s top public health official acted unethically and possibly illegally by telling residents living near Duke Energy coal ash pits that their well water is safe to drink when it’s contaminated with a chemical known to cause cancer, a state toxicologist said in sworn testimony. The Associated Press […]