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I am an honours graduate (BSc. Hons. Strath-Glasgow) coupled with an MBA-ICG (Paris) , experienced, Metallurgist - Materials Scientist and Engineer & Manager turned Consultant & Blogger. I specialised in Superalloys (aero-engine_Seminal Work peer reviewed & published IOM3_MST, Feb.1985, the 2nd issue of this now well known journal dedicated to the fundamental aspects in our multidisciplinary subject area ) My experience over a wide range of Special Alloys is extensive. (Cryogenic,Controlled Expansion-Dilatometric,Magnetic, Corrosion Resistant Grades and finally HSLA-Aircraft Undercarriage. (Great Stuff-I was lucky) My responibilities were especially in Melting & Refining to 1st Forming stage. Responsibilities include QC,QA & Accounting, Melt/Remelt Process  & Products, R&D.  Bilingual English-French. 
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Sunday, 18 June 2017

Unshackled, big auto will keep choking the world on diesel fumes | New Scientist

Unshackled, big auto will keep choking the world on diesel fumes | New Scientist: "Not held to account ,By Olive Heffernan in New Scientist (call for WTBD_Work to be done in the Automobile Industry and Political Regulaters court (to court?)

The failure of governments to hold to account one of the world’s most polluting industries is perhaps the real scandal. Strong governmental oversight is now needed.

The US and the EU, which together certify most new diesel vehicles, must up their game to ensure reliable results from regulatory testing. The good news is that both will introduce fresh policies to that end this year. In Europe, this means a real-driving emissions test to better gauge actual pollution.

Done properly, this will help to reinstate public trust in governmental oversight of the auto industry – something that has surely been lost.

And countries that have yet to adopt strict diesel NOx standards – such as Australia, Brazil, China, Mexico and Russia – must do so without delay. Global enforcement of even tougher standards would be better still, and it is predicted that this could avoid 174,000 unnecessary deaths in 2040 alone.

The problem remains, however, that vehicles will still be able to pollute the air to certified limits, without full knowledge of the consequences for public health. Solving that will be a much greater challenge, but one that we must ultimately aspire to."

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