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Texas oilfield services firm announces plans to disclose fracking chemicals

The news comes as other oil and gas industry players have declined to reveal the components of their fracking fluids, claiming they are trade secret.
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Pfizer proposes $101 billion takeover to AstraZeneca, reports claim

U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer has expressed interest in taking over Anglo-Swedish giant AstraZeneca for a total of $101 billion.
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Chemical Safety Board slams regulators for failing to prevent Texas fertilizer plant explosion

The deadly explosion at West Fertilizer Co.'s plant in Texas could have been prevented, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board claims.
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Water management projects key for Louisiana's economy

The state has been busy dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and much of the work linked with that has revolved around water management projects, such as improving interior drainage systems and the New Orleans area levee system.
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University of California secures funding for research into chemical life cycles

The U.S. EPA has awarded a multi-million-dollar grant to the University of California, Santa Barbara, for a study into the impact of chemicals throughout their entire life cycle.
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TransCanada frustrated with another Keystone decision delay

The U.S. Department of State announced on April 18 that there would be another process delay, due to the fact that eight more federal agencies had been asked to weigh in on the matter.
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Kraft Foods recalls 96,000 pounds of hot dogs

Kraft Foods Group, Inc. initiated a voluntary recall of 96,000 pounds of hot dogs due to mislabeling.
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Regulators look into radioactive waste disposal at oil & gas production sites

As production of oil and gas rises across the U.S., environmental and public health groups have been pressing for tighter regulation on radioactive waste.
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DOT accuses oil companies of holding back rail safety data

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) claims that oil companies are not providing all the information regulators need to effectively assess the safety of crude oil transportation by rail.
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Explosion kills at least five at Chinese chemical plant

An explosion at a chemical factory located in east China's Jiangsu province has killed at least five people and left 10 more injured.
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