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Automakers hire rocket firm to probe air bag problems

...chemical can burn faster than designed if exposed to prolonged airborne moisture. That can cause it to blow apart a metal canister meant to contain the explosion. Automakers, Takata and the government all want to find out just how much humidity...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-26/automakers-hire-rocket-fir
Honda Motor Co. CEO to step aside amid air bag defect scandal, sales decline

...massive quality problem at Takata centers on air-bag inflators that can explode with too much force, blowing apart a metal canister and sending fragments into the passenger compartment.Takata's president, Stefan Stocker, resigned in December...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-23/honda-motor-co-ceo-step-as
US to fine Japanese air bag maker Takata $14,000 per day for failing to cooperate in probe

...nitrate, can burn faster than designed if exposed to prolonged airborne moisture. That can cause it to blow apart a metal canister meant to contain the explosion. So far, automakers have recalled about 17 million vehicles in the U.S. since 2008...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-20/us-fine-japanese-air-bag-m
Union of Concerned Scientists calls for closing down MOX facility at Savannah River Site

...portions of the plutonium by enclosing it in large metal canisters with other waste, a method that would lessen the...plutonium with other radioactive materials in large metal canisters, and downblending, a method that dilutes plutonium...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-14/union-concerned-scientis
Ford takes air bag recall nationwide

...nitrate, can burn faster than designed if exposed to prolonged airborne moisture. That can cause it to blow apart a metal canister meant to contain the explosion.The safety agency says there's no data to support a nationwide passenger air bag...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-18/ford-takes-air-bag-recall-
Auto recalls

...including Georgia. The humidity can cause the air bag propellant to burn too fast and potentially blow apart the metal canisters.Nissan Motor Co. says it will notify owners and replace the air bag inflator for free.Honda, AcuraDETROIT...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-13/auto-recalls
Feds pressure air bag maker at center of recalls

...The vehicles are equipped with Takata air bags that can potentially inflate with too much force, blowing apart metal canisters and sending shards flying at drivers and passengers. Safety advocates say four people have died because of the problem...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-29/feds-pressure-air-bag-make
Honda quietly replacing air bags across country

...More than 12 million have been recalled worldwide. The air bags can inflate with too much force, blowing apart a metal canister and sending fragments into the passenger compartment.Takata has blamed the problem on prolonged exposure to high...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-17/honda-quietly-replacing-ai
Blue Ribbon panel to tour SRS, look for solution

...material from 121 temporary sites, including SRS, where high-level defense wastes vitrified in glass and sealed in metal canisters are in storage with no clear path to final disposition."The commission is visiting multiple defense sites, but...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-01-02/blue-ribbon-panel-tour-srs-lo
Metro | Savannah River Site
Site gets closer to salt solution

...site's Saltstone facility. Sludge is the most radioactive of the waste. It is turned into glass form and encased in metal canisters in a process called vitrification. It is being stored temporarily at the defense waste facility until a permanent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/09/18/met_353203.shtml
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