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Cleveland to Host Great Lakes Week in 2012

By Mark S. Kuhar

The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway maritime industry supports 227,000 jobs in the U.S. and Canada, and annually generates $14.1 billion in salary and wages, $33.5 billion in business revenue, and $4.6 billion in federal, state/provincial and local taxes.

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McLanahan Corp. Forms Environmental Division

By Mark S. Kuhar

McLanahan Corp. announced it has added a seventh division to the corporation. The newly formed Environmental Division is focused on “creating better solutions for a better future,” according to the company.

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State DOTs Use New Technologies to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

By Mark S. Kuhar

Earth Day goes hand in hand with raising environmental awareness – and this year the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is using the occasion to share the many ways our members are protecting the environment.

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Holcim (US) agrees to pay EPA penalty

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has entered into a Combined Complaint and Consent Agreement (CCCA) with Holcim (US) Inc. (Holcim) in response to alleged violations of the Clean Water Act at its limestone and silica quarry and Portland cement plant located in Florence, Colo.

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Diesel Exhaust and Lung Cancer

By Mark S. Kuhar

A study of more than 12,000 nonmetal miners in the United States has determined that heavy exposure to diesel exhaust increases risk of death from lung cancer. The study was carried out by researchers from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, both parts of HHS. The results were distributed in two papers on March 2, 2012, from the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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