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Zee News, “Drinking water from packaged bottles may be giving you cancer”

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New Delhi: The promise of safe water in sealed packaged bottles may be not what it is made out to be. As more and more urban Indians turn to packaged drinking water, they may also be putting themselves at a greater health risk. A study by Indian Institute of Science (IISC) in Bengaluru has found that most of these bottles have carcinogenic elements which can prove to be deadly.

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Los Angeles Times, “Santa Rosa residents warned of possible sinkholes and landslides in burn areas amid upcoming rain”

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Santa Rosa officials warned residents Sunday of the potential for sinkholes and landslides in burn areas where plastic pipes melted during the devastating wine country fires, causing cavities underground.

In the city’s Fountaingrove neighborhood, where the Tubbs fire leveled 1,400 homes, officials identified 23 areas where pipes were burned, said city spokeswoman Adriane Mertens. In some cases, the pipes were destroyed for up to a few hundred feet.

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Gainesville Times, “Rudi Kiefer: Beware risks of pipes freezing in winter”

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Water comes in three different forms, or phases: liquid, solid or gas. Trouble tends to arise right at the point where one phase changes to another.  Freezing, turning liquid water into ice, comes with expansion. Ice occupies 9 percent more volume than the equivalent amount of liquid water. This can do serious damage to home plumbing. Copper pipes are vulnerable to freezing temperatures, but PVC tends to burst, too, when ice forms in it. Outside faucets are the most exposed.

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WSBTV: “Broken water main crumbles road, leaves school without water”

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PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. – Crews are working to repair a water main break that shut down a road.  Channel 2’s Audrey Washington saw crews with construction equipment at the scene digging into the ground to repair the water main Wednesday. The 10-inch PVC water main broke, sending water gushing along Dabbs Bridge Road, just south of Ponderosa Trail, forcing the complete shutdown of the area Wednesday morning.

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Mcalester News, “PVC patch, pump fire cause for McAlster water struggles”

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Jarred Ruegamer said he hasn’t seen anything like it.

The lead operator at the McAlester Water Treatment Plant told the McAlester News-Capital on Tuesday that the major pipeline break — and the stemming series of unfortunate events — that left thousands with low pressure or no water for four days left crews scrambling to fix it. “Early (Friday) morning, we had already lost our water,” Ruegamer said. “We weren’t prepared for this. We only had so much storage at the plant to fill up.” Ruegamer said dozens of people worked on little to no sleep most of the weekend to help restore water to the city, but several things along the way complicated the process.

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Huffington Post, “‘Our Throats Were Burning’: A West Virginia City Battled A Massive Plastic Fire For 8 Days”

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PARKERSBURG, W. Va. ― A massive fire at a plastics recycling warehouse in Parkersburg, West Virginia, that rampaged for more than eight days is finally out.

What remains of the International Import Export warehouse is 10 acres of hulking twisted metal, reminiscent of a war zone. Thick layers of ash, brick and metal hover more than head-high for several hundred yards along a semi-rural road just outside the city limits.

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Forbes, “Apple’s Supply Chain Attracts Criticism For Performance But Also Praise For Sustainability”

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Two recent studies report varying performance levels in Apple’s supply chain. Bloomberg argue that it’s lost its mojo, but Greenpeace rates the tech giant as a sustainability pioneer.

Few corporate supply chains are scrutinized quite like Apple’s. As the technology outsourced more of its production to tiers of Asian suppliers, a new profession has emerged in a supply chain analyst, where as industry analysts of the past previous scoured quarterly earnings, they now delve deep into the opaque world of supply chains.

 

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Popular Mechanics, “A Plastic Warehouse in West Virginia Has Been Burning for a Week”

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Until six days ago, the Intercontinental Export Import warehouse in Parkersburg, West Virginia, was home to a wide variety of plastics including PVC, fiberglass, and Teflon for a wide range of companies. Now the building is home to a giant, raging inferno that shows no signs of stopping.

It’s unclear how the fire started on Saturday morning, but it quickly grew out of control, engulfing the building and resisting all attempts to put it out. Although firefighters have been on the scene since the beginning, the most they can do is keep it from spreading to other buildings and watch mystery chemicals go up in smoke.

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Plastics Today: “Consumer demand for premium products driving automotive interior materials market”

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The aesthetics, comfort and noise and vibration insulation properties of automotive interiors are becoming increasingly important to consumers. The global automotive interior material market is expected to witness significant growth through 2024, according to a new report from Coherent Market Insights (Seattle), “Automotive Interior Materials Market—Global Industry Insights, Trends, Outlook and Opportunity Analysis, 2016-2024.”

 

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