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Contaminated Water Kills 3 Babies in South African Town

Contaminated Water Kills 3 Babies in South African Town

AFP (July 18, 2014) — Contaminated water in South Africa's northwestern town of Bloemhof kills three babies and hospitalises over 500 people. The incident highlights growing fears over water safety in South Africa. Duration: 02:22 Video provided by AFP
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Gas Natural Sale Sidelined Until CEO Lawsuit Resolved

Gas Natural Sale Sidelined Until CEO Lawsuit Resolved

TheStreet (July 11, 2014) — Gas Natural, the Ohio-based company mired in scandal, was recently talking to prospective buyers about a sale, but talks came to a screeching halt when former CEO Richard Osborne filed a lawsuit against the company. The scandal started back in November when Ohio regulators ordered an investigation into Gas Natural. In May, the company announced that Osborne would be retiring and his son would take the reins. Late last month, Osborne Senior struck back, filing a lawsuit against the company. The suit has forced Gas Natural to put the sale on the back burner, but sources say that as soon as the matter is settled, the company will once again be on the prowl for a buyer. Even with the controversy surrounding the company, there will be no shortage of buyers as there is an intense level of interest in the gas local distribution space. Similar companies that have recently traded hands have fetched rich ebitda multiples of 10.5 times. With about $20 million in ebitda last year, Gas Natural could easily fetch north of $200 million in a sale. Video provided by TheStreet
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Contaminated Water at Fukushima Plant to Be Frozen

Contaminated Water at Fukushima Plant to Be Frozen

AFP (July 10, 2014) — The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant takes foreign press on a tour of the “ice wall” it is building to block contaminated water from leaking into the ocean. Duration: 00:46 Video provided by AFP
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Raw: Dust Storm, Rainbow Over Phoenix

Raw: Dust Storm, Rainbow Over Phoenix

AP (July 8, 2014) — A rainbow was visible over Phoenix as a dust storm covered part of the city. Arizona is dealing with heavy monsoon-season rains. (July 8) Video provided by AP
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