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Intel Briefing – October 2013

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Safeway agrees to stop leaks of refrigerant chemical.
Safeway Inc. reached a settlement to curb harmful refrigerant leaks at 659 of its stores and pay a $600,000 fine to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency September 4. The company failed to promptly repair leaks of hydrochlorofluorocarbon and will spend $4.1 million to reduce the releases.

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Thousands of pounds of copper stolen.
The Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office is searching for the thief responsible for stealing approximately 4,000 pounds of copper from the Wind Farm Power Station in Orangeville. The site was targeted at the end of June and again in August, leaving a total loss of roughly $20,000.

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Copper thieves disrupt 911 service.
Police are searching for thieves responsible for stealing copper wire throughout Snohomish County during the summer of 2013 and disrupting 9-1-1 service on several occasions.

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J&J recalls infant Motrin due to plastic specks.
Johnson & Johnson recalled 200,000 bottles of Motrin Infant’s Drops Original Berry Flavor due to the risk that they contain tiny plastic particles. The particles were discovered during the manufacturing process and officials are unsure if the recalled bottles actually contain the specs of PTFE.

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Why did the water main fail in Chevy Chase Lake?
Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission officials reported September 9 that the cause of the March 2013 60-inch water main break which led to 60 million gallons of water being lost began with a slow leak in a gasket that chemically and physically weakened a mortar joint. The Commission will be inspecting 234 similar pipe sections to avoid similar breaks.

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