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2008-12-02 17:12:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Johnson Matthey Inc. (JMI), a Pennsylvania corporation, was sentenced today to a $3 million criminal fine for a felony violation of the Clean Water Act by Judge Dee Benson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, the Justice Department announced. JMI admitted on Sept 3, 2008, to violating the Clean Water Act at its Salt Lake City precious metals refining facility. The Clean Water Act makes it a crime to knowingly render inaccurate...

2008-11-28 16:03:00

Increasing the production of naturally occurring proteins that contain selenium in human blood cells slows the AIDS virus, U.S. researchers said. K. Sandeep Prabhu of Pennsylvania State University said selenium is a micronutrient that the body needs to maintain normal metabolism. Unlike other nutrients, which bind to certain proteins and modulate the protein's activity, selenium gets incorporated into proteins in the form of an amino acid called selenocysteine. Selenoproteins are especially...

2008-09-15 21:00:28

Quotable "Nobody can be in good health if he does not have fresh air, sunshine and good water." Flying Hawk Ogala Sioux chief Rx notes Heavy backpacks It's not uncommon to hear children as young as 12 years old complain about pain in their shoulders, neck and back because of a backpack that's overloaded or improperly worn. Debbie Tong, a physical therapist with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in California, suggests that parents follow the American Physical Therapy Association...

2008-09-10 21:00:19

The West Virginia University Institute of Technology has demonstrated a new patent-pending process for making coal a cleaner source of energy, according to WVU Information & Services. Illinois state Rep. Dan Reitz, a coal miner, visited the campus in early May to learn about removing toxic mercury from coal production. WVU Tech researchers and students isolated and identified bacteria naturally living in coal slurry ponds. Once concentrated, these bacteria interact with the toxic...

2008-09-03 21:00:10

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: U.S. Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs, +1- 202-514-2007, TDD +1-202-514-1888 Two Former Managers Plead Guilty and are Sentenced for Making False Statements WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Johnson Matthey Inc., the owner and operator of a gold and silver refining facility in Salt Lake City, pleaded guilty today to a felony violation of the Clean Water Act for failing to properly report wastewater discharges at the facility, the...

2008-09-03 18:00:16

Johnson Matthey Inc. today announced an agreement with the U.S. government, resolving virtually all government claims of alleged environmental violations at Johnson Matthey's Salt Lake City gold and silver refining facility. The case, which centered on claims by the government that Johnson Matthey had violated environmental laws during 2000 to 2002 regarding certain wastewater treatment activities involving selenium released into waste water, was disputed by Johnson Matthey. The...

2008-08-19 09:00:34

Anyone interested in weighing in on changes to water-quality standards that will impact the Great Salt Lake is invited to a public meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m., at the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, 168 N. 1950 West, Salt Lake City. One focus of discussion so far has been selenium's impact on the lake's habitat. Selenium is a naturally occurring mineral, but it can show up in ecosystems at higher levels due to industrial activity. At high enough levels, it can impact the...

2008-08-17 18:00:36

By Ken Ward Jr. The Manchin administration approved a new Hobet Mining permit that does not include limits on the mine's discharge of selenium, a pollutant that a top expert says is already pushing the Mud River watershed "to the brink of a major toxic event." Environmental groups alleged Thursday that the permit, approved in May 2007, violates a federally approved plan aimed at cleaning up selenium problems in the Guyandotte River and tributaries including the Mud. In a letter, lawyers...

2008-08-04 18:00:43

By Ken Ward Jr. A federal judge has sealed from public view documents about a coal company's efforts to clean up selenium pollution from a mountaintop removal mine in Logan County. U.S. District Judge Robert C. Chambers last week granted Apogee Coal Co.'s motion to file the documents under seal. Chambers sealed four documents containing reports from consulting firms that Apogee is considering hiring to design or install selenium treatment equipment at its mining operation. A...

2008-07-15 00:00:19

By Ken Ward Jr. Staff writer Hobet Mining Inc. will pay a nearly $1.5 million fine to resolve a lawsuit by state regulators over repeated selenium water-quality violations from its sprawling mountaintop removal operations along the Lincoln-Boone county line. Hobet also will give the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection $500,000 worth of rocks, perform two studies of selenium impacts, and get credit for $1.5 million in supplemental environmental protections, for installing...