Toxic Vapor Tests Lag at Thousands of Sites in Michigan

STURGIS, Mich. (AP) — Health and environmental regulators across Michigan are playing catch-up with industrial chemicals that remain in the ground or water long after initially being discovered. The state has a list of more than 3,000 vapor intrusion sites, according to The Detroit News. More than 40 percent are in metro Detroit. Temporary abandonment […]

Taking Batteries out of the Cost Equation for WirelessHART Networks

Developed as an open-standard wireless networking technology, WirelessHART process field devices are most often powered by batteries. However, with hundreds — even thousands — of these devices at a single plant site, the cost and resources to replace batteries 6-8 times over the lifetime of each unit can often exceed the initial investment several times […]

Renovations Done, Richmond Art Museum Ready to Show Off

By Jason Truitt RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — For the first time in more than eight months, the Richmond Art Museum was open for visitors Tuesday, Feb. 13, marking the official end of a long renovation project. The smell of fresh paint lingering in the air offered a hint of the work that’s taken place since […]

Health Chief Requires FOIA From Senator to Release Emails

By John O’Connor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration is forcing state lawmakers to use the public-records law to get emails regarding a deadly Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at the Illinois Veterans’ Home in Quincy. Illinois Public Health Director Nirav Shah told a joint House-Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee that his agency denied Senate committee […]

Austin Habitat for Humanity Builds Energy-Efficient Homes

By Connor Brown AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — East Austin natives Steve and Elida Quiroz can’t wait to host larger family gatherings in a home with enough room for many place settings, on a street with enough parking for everyone. “Having a regular-sized table instead of a little table for two is something I look forward […]