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Enterprise intends to build NGL fractionator at Texas complex


  • American City Business Journals

Enterprise Products Partners on Monday announced its plan to construct a ninth natural gas liquid fractionator at its Mont Belvieu complex in Houston. The new fractionator is expected to process up to… Read More

New twist in fuel rods may boost reactor power output


  • MIT Technology Review online

A new type of fuel rod for nuclear reactors could boost power output as much as 17%. The rods, developed by nuclear engineering company Virginia-based Lightbridge, are shaped from zirconium/uranium al… Read More

Concrete placement for N.Y. public ice rink involves 72 cement trucks


  • Time Warner Cable News
  • Buffalo News (N.Y.), The

Old canals in Buffalo, N.Y.'s Canalside were filled with cement from 72 trucks last week. Once cured, the continuous placement will become a 42,000-square-foot slab once cured. Then, in colder months,… Read More