EPA plans to relax coal power plant waste rules

The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday proposed scaling back the requirements around storing and releasing waste from coal-fired power plants, despite also finding an increase in toxic leaks from waste pits.

Pair charged in long-running, large-scale cheese theft

After a California food plant uncovered thieves had been pilfering their cheese for years, a months-long probe ended in the arrest of two men accused of running an operation to sell the product across the state, sometimes even going door-to-door, officials said.

New York Times: Boeing's SC plant facing production issues

Former and current employees at a Boeing plant in South Carolina that produces the company's 787 Dreamliner claim the factory is overrun by "shoddy production and weak oversight that have threatened to compromise safety" -- a revelation that surfaces as Boeing is under fire over a separate aircraft, the New York Times reported Saturday.

Community wonders what's next for old GM plant

It's been almost a decade since the General Motors plant closed in Janesville, and now the community is wondering what's next for the property as GM and the United Auto Workers Union work toward a contract agreement.

Fire strikes Monroe ethanol plant

No injuries, fire started inside ducts of facility

A two-alarm fire inside the ethanol plant in Monroe Tuesday didn't cause any injuries, but did result in a dozen nearby fire departments responding to battle the blaze, according to the Monroe police department.