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Refinery workers injured in blast

Three employees were injured on Sunday in an explosion at an oil refinery operated by Brazil's Petrobras.
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Spain's FCC Aqualia to build water treatment plants in Serbia, Kosovo

Spanish water management company FCC Aqualia has extended its international business portfolio to include Serbia and Kosovo in Southeastern Europe and also signed a new wastewater agreement in its home market.
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Oil sands development not polluting Athabasca Delta, sampling shows

Scientists at the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University have come up with a way to accurately determine the pre-industrial baseline levels of metals in river sediment downstream of Alberta's oil sands development.
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Shire agrees to acquire NPS Pharma for $5.2 billion

British pharmaceutical company Shire plc has agreed to acquire U.S.-based NPS Pharma for $5.2 billion, strengthening its capabilities in treating rare diseases and gastrointestinal disorders.
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Prototype plant in Mexico produces bioethanol from corn waste

Scientists in Mexico have developed a method for turning food industry waste into bioethanol.
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Fake vodka made from anti-freeze sold in Britain

Ahead of this year's New Year's Eve celebrations, British consumers have been warned not to buy counterfeit vodka that may contain harmful chemicals.
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Yokogawa China to provide control systems for new oil refinery

Yokogawa China, a subsidiary of Japan's Yokogawa Electric Corporation, is to deliver control systems for a new oil refinery in China's Yunnan Province.
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Hackers compromise German steel mill control system

The German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) revealed in its annual report that hackers had used targeted emails as well as social engineering techniques to infiltrate the plant.
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New machinery drives growth of UAE plastics processing industry

The plastics processing industry of the United Arab Emirates is growing at a rate of more than 5 percent annually, chemicals group Al Shihab Al Thahabi said.
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Oman awards $250 million contract for desalination project

Singapore-listed Hyflux Ltd, in consortium with National Power and Water Co., LLC, has won a $250 million contract to design, build, own and operate a seawater reverse osmosis desalination plant in Qurayyat, Oman.
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