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AIChE SmartBrief

The best stories for chemical engineers

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Published in partnership with: American Institute of Chemical Engineers

DHS makes progress on site security plan approvals

4/11/2014

  • Bloomberg Government (subscription required)

The Homeland Security Department continues to make progress on approving chemical facilities' site security plans, with new data showing it approved 143 site security plans between Feb. 1 and April 1 … Read More

ACC SmartBrief

The best stories about the chemical industry

ACC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Chemistry Council

GAO audit shows data shortfalls on impact of NEPA compliance

4/16/2014

  • Hill, The

The Government Accountability Office is having a hard time analyzing the impact of environmental review requirements under the National Environmental Policy Act because different agencies are followin… Read More

API SmartBrief

Oil and natural gas industry news

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Published in partnership with: American Petroleum Institute

U.S. can learn from Europe in terms of refinery safety

4/15/2014

  • Louisiana Weekly, The

The U.S. can learn from Europe when it comes to improving safety standards for oil refineries, particularly in implementing proactive policies that could prevent spills and other accidents, writes Sus… Read More

ACI SmartBrief

News for the cleaning products industry

ACI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Cleaning Institute

Wal-Mart making progress on sustainability program via detergent, bleach initiatives

4/9/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Nearly 10 years into Wal-Mart's sustainability program, the company has made progress on several benchmarks, according to this article. One initiative involved working with suppliers to move to more c… Read More

inform SmartBrief

Smart news on global fats and oils

inform SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International News on Fats, Oils and Related Materials

Fatty acid content of blood affected by carbohydrates as well as dietary fat

4/14/2014

  • FoodNavigator

The fatty acid content of blood reflects carbohydrate quality in addition to dietary fat, a new study shows. The study, which was published in the journal Lipids, found an association between higher c… Read More

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Shale oil and natural gas news

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Published in partnership with: American Petroleum Institute

Md. water well protections should be increased, researcher says

4/15/2014

  • Baltimore Sun, The

The distance between domestic water wells and natural gas drilling rigs should be more than a kilometer, or 3,280 feet, to prevent water contamination by methane gas, said Avner Vengosh, a Duke Univer… Read More