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Russia bans US meat imports over feed additive

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Starting today, Russia's Veterinary and Phyto-Sanitary Surveillance Service is banning virtually all imports of U.S. beef, pork and turkey products over the use of the growth stimulant ractopamine, which it says may cause health problems.
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European Commission study looks into allergy risks from textile chemicals

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The European Commission (EC) has started a comprehensive analysis of a possible link between chemicals used in textile products and allergic reactions in consumers.
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European pipelines fighting for clients

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Competition among key European oil pipeline operators is more fierce than ever, as the number of clients declines, amid other concerns including economic instability and the occasional fuel shortage.
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Canada not ready to deal with offshore leaks, report finds

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Canadian authorities are not ready to deal with the consequences of a potential offshore oil leak, according to a new report released by the federal commissioner of the environment and sustainable development.
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Belfast professor wins international catalysis award

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Chris Hardacre, head of chemistry and chemical engineering at Queen’s University Belfast, UK has been awarded the inaugural IChemE Andrew Medal in recognition of his contribution to the field of heterogeneous catalysis.
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Explosion at Pemex headquarters kills 36, injures at least 100

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The explosion occurred at the basement of the administrative building, located in immediate vicinity of the company's 52-story main office tower, where several thousand people were working at the time of the incident.
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Canadian petrochemicals industry faces major obstacles

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The Canadian petrochemicals industry has the potential to grow dramatically thanks to low natural gas prices, but a number of obstacles are standing in its way.
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Gulf companies invest in southeast Asia petrochemicals

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Wealthy investors from the Arabian Gulf are eyeing markets in southeast Asia and investing huge sums of money in petrochemical production in the region.
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EU plastic waste in decline

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The amount of used packaging that ends up in landfills or being burned without any energy recovery is decreasing thanks to improved recycling and higher recovery rates.
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Brazilian oil giant to host first demo showcasing ROM solution

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The Fieldbus Foundation on Wednesday announced plans to conduct a series of live field demonstrations showcasing its FOUNDATION™ for Remote Operations Management (ROM) technology.
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