Judge forces chemical plant safety assessment
A federal judge extended an order temporarily preventing Bayer CropScience from using a West Virginia plant to restart production of a chemical that could be toxic if released into the atmosphere
A federal judge extended an order temporarily preventing Bayer CropScience from using a West Virginia plant to restart production of a chemical that could be toxic if released into the atmosphere.
After extending that order, the judge, U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin, also appointed a chemical engineering expert to assess safety at the Bayer CropScience chemical plant in Institute, 10 miles west of Charleston.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey