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21 Chinese miners killed in explosion

December 19, 2013
According to the State Administration of Coal Mine Safety, the mine was ordered to cease production in June because of numerous safety practice violations recorded there.
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Share of private ownership in desalination projects increases

December 19, 2013
The Global Desalination Market Trends & Ownership Strategies 2014-2018 report found that the Middle East will continue to play a crucial role in the development of the desalination market.
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EU food safety regulator finds aspartame safe for public health

December 18, 2013
Critics claim that aspartame is linked to a number of health complications, including cancer, and have been calling for authorities to ban the use of the substance.
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Bulk Bag Filling System

December 17, 2013
A new Flexicon Bulk Bag Filling System for ultra-heavy-duty applications fills bulk bags with aggregates, abrasive minerals, powdered metals, dry chemical additives, filter press cake and other difficult-to-handle bulk materials.
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New Zealand to adopt improved food safety practices

December 16, 2013
New Zealand is moving to adopt a tougher approach to food safety, following the high-profile Fonterra dairy contamination case that sparked a public debate on regulation and enforcement issues earlier this year.
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Global spending on medicines to grow by up to 6% per year through 2017

December 11, 2013
The key factors that will drive global drug markets are better access to medicines due to rising disposable income in developing countries and more favorable economic conditions in emerging markets.
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Mexico may allow private companies to extract oil

December 10, 2013
The proposal to amend Mexico's constitution and allow private investors access to the country's oilfields comes from members of the two largest political parties.
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Ineos to import US ethane for Grangemouth facility

December 10, 2013
The Grangemouth chemical plant in Scotland may go from huge losses to instant profitability thanks to the saving plan drawn up by Swiss-based international operator Ineos Group Ltd.
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UK oil industry reports highest amount of oil spilled in decade

December 5, 2013
Last year 246 oil spills were reported in the UK, with the total amount of oil released in these spills reaching 86 tons.
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European plastics recyclers want legislative support

December 5, 2013
One of the top priorities for the European plastics recycling industry will be to create a market for recycled plastics, facilitating the diversion of recyclable plastics from landfills and further increasing recycling rates in Europe.
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