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2008-10-04 15:00:18

ABOUT 15 workers will be wearing head-to-toe overalls, breathing masks and gloves to restart and run the New Plymouth power station, shut down last year because of asbestos.

2008-09-11 03:00:19

By Manian, Avinash P Lenninger, Margit; Bechtold, Thomas; Steinlechner, Erik Abstract The liming propensity of a woven cellulosic substrate is investigated as a function of substrate characteristics and of different parameters in the test environment.

2008-09-09 12:00:18

To: ENVIRONMENTAL EDITORS Contact: Mick Hans, +1-312-353-5050, hans.mick@epa.gov, or Don de Blasio, +1-312-886-4360, deblasio.don@epa.gov, both of U.S.

2008-08-31 00:00:30

A Scunthorpe steel worker was robbed of his retirement after years of working with asbestos, an inquest heard. Norman Lee died of industrial disease following a career of working with and around asbestos dust at Scunthorpe's steel works, coroner Paul Kelly ruled.

2008-07-31 03:00:21

By Oudiani, Asma El Chaabouni, Yassine; Msahli, Slah; Sakli, Faouzi Abstract The crystalline character of Agave americana L. fibers and its relationship with mechanical properties were studied.

2008-07-30 12:01:11

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- A new metallocene based polypropylene (PP) fiber produced under the trademark Dryarn from Italian synthetic fiber manufacturer Aquafil has been selected by Italian sportswear manufacturer SLAM to create a jersey for the national sailing team that will compete in Beijing 2008.

2008-07-03 15:00:21

By Donna M. Perry FARMINGTON - Again the Franklin County District Attorney's Office on the ground-level of the county courthouse has a water issue. County Clerk Julie Magoon alerted commissioners to the problem Tuesday.

2008-07-01 18:00:00

By Steve Bennish Staff Writer COLUMBUS -- Two area companies will pay big fines to settle violations of environmental standards, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency announced.

2008-06-26 09:02:36

By Michelle Dynes The property, in a residential neighborhood, was used for dumping construction debris. By Michelle Dynes mdynes@wyomignews.com CHEYENNE - Bonnie Chapman was beginning to think this day would never come.

2008-06-17 21:00:23

By Melissa Repko Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is facing $110,000 in federal fines for its alleged improper handling and disposal of asbestos during a renovation project. The U.S.


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2005-07-14 11:23:31

The silkworm (Bombyx mori or "raw silk of mulberry") is the larva of a moth that is economically important as the producer of silk. Its diet consists solely of mulberry leaves and it is native to northern China. The silkworm is so called because it spins its cocoon from raw silk. The cocoon is made of a single continuous thread of raw silk from 1000 to 3000 feet (300 to 900 meters) long. Silkworms have a good appetite. They eat mulberry leaves day and night continuously. Thus, they grow...

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