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Research links fracking to birth defects in babies

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Babies born to mothers who live in areas near shale gas drilling wells are more likely to suffer birth defects, including congenital problems with their hearts and neural tube, a new study conducted by the Colorado School of Public Health warns.
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Regulator fines companies for misclassifying crude oil

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Crude oil transported by truck from North Dakota's Bakken region to rail loading stations is frequently misclassified, according to the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
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Mexico's Neolpharma opens R&D facility in Puerto Rico

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The Center for the Development and Innovation of Pharmaceutical Products, or Cediprof, will focus on research and experimentation of generic drugs.
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Chemical engineers select top 10 inventions of modern era

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Chemical engineers have voted on what they feel are the most important chemically engineered inventions and solutions of the modern era.
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US chemical output slightly up in December

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Last year was generally positive for the U.S. chemical industry but the outlook for 2014 is even better, according to the American Chemistry Council.
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Canadian mining company spills chemical into Columbia River

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Canadian mining company Teck Resources has confirmed that up to 25,000 liters of chemical solution have leaked into the Columbia River from its smelter located in Trail, British Columbia.
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Wireless technology exposes manufacturers to security risks

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The rising use of wireless devices is exposing production sites to security breaches and cyber-attacks, compelling companies to seek ways to protect their networks.
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Biocides might increase risk of contamination in food industry, study finds

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The use of biocides in the food industry may have an adverse effect on public health, rather than a protective impact as the industry has believed.
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Global processed poultry meat market predicted to grow by 5.9% annually

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In 2012 the market value came in at $179,551.2 million and it is forecast to reach $250,949.5 million by the end of the period, the report said.
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Scientists debate link between Oklahoma earthquakes, fracking wastewater

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Research on the effect of injecting fracking wastewater on seismic activity in the state of Oklahoma has divided the U.S. scientific community.
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