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Health company receives $1 million to study impact of Marcellus Shale drilling

The company plans to look at detailed health histories of hundreds of thousands of patients who live near gas wells and other natural gas production facilities in the area.
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Merck to pay $8.5 million to settle Vioxx case in Pennsylvania

New Jersey-based pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. has agreed to pay $8.5 million to the state of Pennsylvania to settle allegations that it inappropriately marketed its painkiller Vioxx.
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World Health Organization warns of health risks from synthetic chemicals

According to the global health watchdog, the danger comes from so-called "gender-bending" compounds that are very common in a range of everyday products, such as toys, baby bottles and credit cards.
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KROHNE Offers Online Academy

KROHNE, Inc. announces the availability of the KROHNE academy, featuring Web-based training on measurement technologies and other topics of interest to process measurement personnel.
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PET water bottle recycling rates on the rise

Manufacturers of bottled water are on the right path to reducing the environmental footprint of their products.
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North Carolina to vote on lifting fracking ban

The state of North Carolina is considering moves to lift the ban on fracking operations, despite concerns raised by green organizations that drilling works might pose a threat to the environment.
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Engineer suffers chemical burns at GlaxoSmithKline plant

A 20-year-old engineer suffered chemical burns Tuesday in an industrial accident at a GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) plant.
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Occidental exec re-elected board chair of American Chemical Society

William F. Carroll, vice president at Occidental Chemical Corp. in Dallas, Texas, has been re-elected chair of the Board of Directors of the American Chemical Society (ACS).
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Dow Chemical authorizes $1.5 billion share buy-back program

The Dow Chemical Company announced Friday that its board of directors has approved a share buy-back program, authorizing the repurchase of up to $1.5 billion of the company's common stock.
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Erie County, Pa., honors Eriez for contributions to local economy

The Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Erie County presented magnetic equipment manufacturer Eriez with its annual Keystone Award during a dinner ceremony on Jan. 17 at the Bayfront Convention Center.
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