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Texas environmental regulators approve expansion of waste facility


  • Salt Lake Tribune (Utah), The

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality voted to allow Waste Control Specialists' facility in Andrews County to increase its capacity to store low-level radioactive waste from 2.3 million cubic … Read More

Chemical shippers push back on rising rail cargo rates


  • Bloomberg

The average shipping cost per railcar has jumped 93% since 2001, according to the American Chemistry Council. Dow Chemical and other shippers are asking for a Surface Transportation Board mandate that… Read More

Study: Exporting coal might be good for the planet


  • Nature World News

Exporting U.S. coal to power plants in South Korea would reduce the total carbon released by 21% compared with burning the coal in domestic plants, a new study reports. That's because South Korea's co… Read More