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Flint Joins $641M Deal to Settle Lawsuits Over Lead In Water

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Flint City Council on Tuesday signed off on its portion of a $641 million settlement with residents of the poor, majority-Black city who were exposed to lead-tainted water. The city’s insurer would kick in $20 …

Hyundai Warns Owners to Park Outside, Recalls 180,000 SUVs

DETROIT — For the second time this month, Hyundai is telling some SUV owners to park outdoors because an electrical short in a computer could cause vehicles to catch fire. The Korean automaker is recalling about 180,000 Tucson SUVs in …

Lessons Learned After a Large Pipeline Failure in Canada: Viewpoint

Twelve years ago an oil field gathering system in Northern British Columbia suffered a major pipeline failure leading to significant losses. The oil field owner was ISH Energy Ltd. that had contracted with an oil field service company, Weber Contract …

Corrosion Considered in Deadly Ohio Fair Ride Accident

A manufacturer’s explanation that corrosion caused an amusement ride to fly apart in a deadly accident at the Ohio State Fair doesn’t answer why or when it began rusting away or how it went unnoticed. The details released by the …

Aging Infrastructure, Lack of Resources Often Contribute to Pipeline Failure

Thirty years of watching metal fail, often spectacularly, and Mehrooz Zamanzadeh has developed some go-to mantras. “Mother Nature doesn’t like what she didn’t make,” he likes to say. That means when a man-made object is exposed to the environment – …

GM Issues Two Global Recalls of 524,384 Vehicles

General Motors Co said on Friday it is recalling 524,384 cars and sport utility vehicles globally in two actions dealing with potential latch and loose part issues. The recalls of Cadillac and Saab SUVs and Chevrolet Spark small cars raise …

Feds: Ruptured West Virginia Pipe May Have Been Corroded

A federal investigator probing a powerful explosion and fire Tuesday that charred Interstate 77 in West Virginia said Friday that a ruptured natural gas pipe had areas consistent with external corrosion. National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt said the …