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Cargill Resumes Ground Turkey Production in Arkansas

Meat giant Cargill says a northwest Arkansas plant is again producing ground turkey. The Minnesota-based company said Monday that ground turkey production resumed at its Springdale plant after it improved safety measures in response to a salmonella outbreak this year. …

Worker Dies at South Dakota Manufacturing Plant

A worker died at a manufacturing plant in the southeast South Dakota city of Canton when he became caught in a machine. Officials at Adams Thermal Systems Inc. did not immediately identify the man who died Monday morning or go …

Report: Va. Nuclear Plant Owner Knew of Faulting

Federal regulators and the operator of a Virginia nuclear power plant rattled by an Aug. 23 earthquake covered up knowledge of geologic faulting at the plant decades ago, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Sunday, citing a U.S. Justice Department memo. Dominion …

Agency: Corroded Joint Caused Tenn. Plant Collapse

Tennessee’s workplace safety agency has issued a report faulting construction at the Gatlinburg Wastewater Treatment plant where a wall collapsed, killing two workers. Thursday’s report from the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration found the walls of a basin at …

Fire Damages Mississippi Foam Plant

Authorities are investigating what caused Tuesday’s fire at a Mississippi foam plant. The small factory manufactured cut foam used in furniture making. About a dozen volunteer and full-time fire departments, including Tupelo and Saltillo, responded to the call around 11 …

Workers Exposed to Asbestos at Virginia Plant

At least 12 contract employees hired to repair the Surry nuclear power plant have been exposed to asbestos. State Department of Labor and Industry reports obtained by the Daily Press, found that flakes of the cancer-causing substance went airborne in …

Swedish Nuclear Reactor Closed After Fire

A nuclear reactor in southern Sweden has been shut down after a fire at the plant. Plant operator OKG’s spokesman Anders Ostberg says a fire started in a turbine hall of Reactor 2 around midnight Saturday but was quickly extinguished …

Indiana Investigating Ammonia Leak that Injured 4

State investigators will probe an explosion at a northern Indiana fertilizer plant that injured four people, including two who are in critical condition at a Fort Wayne hospital. Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration spokeswoman Chetrice Mosley says investigators were …

Officials Investigate What Led to Texas Plant Fire

Officials are still investigating how workers mixing chemicals at a plant south of Dallas led to a blaze that shot massive plumes of black smoke and bright orange flames into the sky, forcing residents to be evacuated for several hours …

Strong Quake Rocks Northeast Japan

A strong earthquake has rocked northeastern Japan, which is still recovering from the devastating tsunami six months ago. The quake Thursday had a preliminary magnitude of 5.6. There were no immediate reports of damage and no tsunami warning was issued. …