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Hazardous Materials

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  • Gaslight era left radioactive legacy in Chicago

     Gaslight era left radioactive legacy in Chicago
    Before the electric light bulb ended the Gaslight Era, one of the biggest advances in illuminating Chicago and other cities was the development of a lantern wick that could withstand intense heat while burning brighter than ordinary lamps.
  • Hairspray shipment leads to $77,000 proposed FAA fine

    Hairspray shipment leads to $77,000 proposed FAA fine
    They could end up being the most expensive cans of hairspray ever: $77,000, shipping not included. The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it is proposing a $77,000 fine against Unilever BestFoods Inc., for attempting to ship by FedEx a pump...

    Toxic emission spikes at fracking sites are rarely monitored, study finds

    People in natural gas drilling areas who complain about nauseating odors, nosebleeds and other symptoms they fear could be caused by shale development are usually told by state regulators that monitoring data show the air quality is fine. But a new study...

    Lowe's to pay $18.1 million in settlement of hazardous waste case

    North Carolina-based home-improvement retailing giant Lowe's Cos. Inc. has agreed to pay $18.1 million to settle California claims that it illegally disposed of hazardous wastes at more than 100 of its home-improvement stores throughout the state. The...

    Firefighter training for crude oil train fires inadequate, group tells Congress

    WASHINGTON Citing the sharp increase in the transportation of crude oil by rail, a group told Congress on Wednesday that most of the country's fire departments lack sufficient training to respond to hazardous materials incidents. Elizabeth Harman,...