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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 […]

Officials: Flint Water Efforts Remain After Declaration Ends

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Federal, state and local officials said Aug. 3 that they would remain committed to fixing Flint’s drinking water system after a federal emergency declaration over the city’s lead crisis expires at month’s end. The declaration ended Aug. 14, after which the state assumed the full cost of bottled water, filters and […]