Eagle Ford Water Contamination?

Study Looks at Possible Eagle Ford Water Contamination Whether it comes from oil and gas exploration or agriculture or a combination of both, a new study published in the journal Science of the Total Environment suggests that a great many water wells in the Eagle Ford Shale oil field demonstrate signs of contamination, which means someone needs to look into it. Researchers in the study discovered a number of signs…

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Chicken Nuggets Recall

Plastic Pieces Lead to Chicken Nuggets Recall Springdale, Arkansas-based Tyson Foods Inc, the largest meat processor in the country, has issued a voluntary chicken nuggets recall. The recall includes more than 65 tons of fully cooked and frozen chicken, due to the possible presence of small pieces of plastic that have been found in some of the packages. According to the company’s recall announcement, the recall was initiated when Tyson received…

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San Antonio Motorcycle Crashes

San Antonio Motorcycle Crashes Remind Us to Drive Safely A series of San Antonio motorcycle crashes in recent days have highlight the necessity of a push by the Texas Department of Public Safety to make sure that cyclists and drivers of vehicles traveling alongside motorcycles are all aware of their surroundings. In one accident a week ago Monday at about 1 a.m., a cyclist was killed on the far Northeast…

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Child Car Seat Recall

Defective Buckle Leads to Evenflo Child Car Seat Recall For new parents, nothing is more important than protecting the safety of their new child. It is one of the most important aspects of parenthood. Whether they are at home, on the playground, at school or in the car, child safety is of paramount concern. That is why buying the safest possible car seat for your child is such an important…

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Another Blue Bell Ice Cream Recall

Listeria Leads to Another Blue Bell Ice Cream Recall Another example of just how pernicious Listeria bacteria is in the food supply comes with yeat another Blue Bell ice cream recall. The Texas-based company, Blue Bell Creameries, has issued yet another voluntary recall for some of its ice cream out of concern that some of the products may be contaminated with Listeria. The latest recall is for half-gallon packages of…

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Eggo Waffle Recall

Possible Listeria Contamination Leads to Eggo Waffle Recall On Monday, due to the possibility of Listeria contamination, Michigan-based Kellogg Company issued a voluntary Eggo Waffle recall of nearly 10,000 cases of one of their most popular products. Specifically, the recall is for Eggo® Nutri-Grain® Whole Wheat Waffles. The products being recalled are 10 count boxes weighing 12.3 ounces and which are affixed with  UPC codes 38000 and 40370. On the…

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Minnesota Helicopter Crash

Three Crew Members Critical after Minnesota Helicopter Crash For years now, first responders have airlifted accident victims to hospitals to get them the medical help they need faster. Too often, however, these helicopters make situations worse, not better. An example of this happened over the weekend. Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are investigating the crash of an air ambulance helicopter in…

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GE Washer Recall

Fire Hazard Leads to GE Washer Recall Louisville, Kentucky-based GE Appliances has issued a voluntary recall of about 222,000 of its GE Profile high-efficiency top-loading clothes washers because of the possibility that an electrical component in the washers can overheat, which poses a significant risk of fire. This GE washer recall affects washers that are four cubic feet in size, come in gold, gray and white and have the label…

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Increased Charter Bus Inspections

FMCSA Concerns Lead to Increased Charter Bus Inspections The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is worried about the higher frequency of fatal commercial bus accidents, so it has announced an initiative that will  feature increased charter bus inspections. They will prioritize the inspection, repair and maintenance of commercial buses at a much higher level. The FMCSA has already increased the number of commercial bus inspections they have performed. Over the…

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Texas 5-Vehicle Accident

18-Wheeler Triggers Texas 5-Vehicle Accident A terrible crash involving five vehicles Monday morning near Sweetwater left two teenagers dead and their families in mourning. In addition, four others were injured. The teens who were killed were actually on their way to a mission to help Louisiana flood victims. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), the accident happened Monday morning at about 9:40 a.m., when an 18-wheeler traveling…

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Samsung Recall Update

Samsung Recall Update: Note 7 Officially Recalled After More Explosions Samsung has yet to make the voluntary recall of its Galaxy Note7 smartphones official, which means it is not illegal for anyone to sell one. However, it’s troubling that owners of these phones seem to be slow at returning them. This is despite numerous reports of the lithium-ion batteries in the powerful smartphone exploding. This is no small problem, so…

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GM Airbag Recall

Now, There’s a GM Airbag Recall for a Software Problem The Takata exploding airbag issues are a serious problem, to be sure, because they involve airbags that may present a danger when they deploy. However, General Motors has possibly topped that, as they have issued a recall for 4.3 million vehicles because of a software problem that may prevent airbags from deploying at all in a crash. The software glitch…

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Fracking Earthquakes

Regulators Looking at Ways to Stop Fracking Earthquakes Last weekend’s earthquake in Oklahoma was upgraded by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) yesterday to a 5.8 on the Richter Scale, making it officially the most powerful earthquake in the state’s history. It was felt from Texas to Illinois and as far west as Arizona. Also yesterday, the  Environmental Protection Agency ordered oil and gas drilling companies to close 17 more fracking…

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Chocolate Salmonella Recall

Routine Tests Lead to Nationwide Chocolate Salmonella Recall Yesterday, Pennsylvania-based Asher’s Chocolates issued a voluntary recall of 41 different chocolate products because of a possibility that the items may have been contaminated with salmonella contamination. According to the announcement from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the company ordered the recall based on a recommendation from the Kane County (Pennsylvania) Health Department after some routine testing revealed that salmonella bacteria…

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San Antonio Wrong-Way Crash

Two Dead, One Critically Injured in San Antonio Wrong-Way Crash Wrong-way crashes seem to be a serious problem throughout Texas these days and the San Antonio area seems to be a particular problem area. Just this past weekend, in fact, there was a horrific San Antonio wrong-way crash on Interstate 35 near AT&T Parkway that cost the lives of two people, identified as 29-year-old Jake Mansanarez and 28-year-old John Lewis Calloway…

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Samsung Recall

Explosion Risk Leads to Samsung Recall of Galaxy Note 7 Samsung has announced that it is recalling its brand new Galaxy Note 7 and offering a replacement. Unfortunately for consumers, however, Samsung’s recall is somewhat informal, which means some retailers are still selling the phones. If the company was to file an official recall notice with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), it would become illegal for either retailers or…

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Texas Vegetable Recall

Listeria Fears Prompt Texas Vegetable Recall Conroe, Texas-based food producer Country Fresh LLC has announced a voluntary recall of more than 30,000 cases of fresh pre-cut vegetables due to the possibility that they may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Included in the recall are around 45 varieties of vegetables, which were either packed in Styrofoam trays wrapped in plastic or in clear plastic containers. According to the announcement by…

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