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Total plans to tap into Iraqi petrochemical market

French oil company Total is exploring options to expand its presence in the Middle East and tap the growing local market by constructing a large petrochemical complex in Iraq.
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Federal report finds no pesticide residue in most fruits, vegetables

The latest report on pesticide use in farming released by the USDA has shown that fruits and vegetables produced in the United States are "exceedingly safe."
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Two workers injured in sulfuric acid incident at Tesoro refinery

The two contractors were carrying out maintenance work at a processing unit at the refinery when sulfuric acid spilled on them.
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Poultry processor Peco Foods to open new facility in Arkansas

Alabama-based Peco Foods is to invest $165 million to build a new poultry complex in Arkansas, creating 1,000 jobs.
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Illinois food company fined for illegal dairy waste discharge

Illinois-based food processor Avanti Foods Co. has paid a $39,000 fine for illegally discharging dairy waste and causing water pollution.
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EPA ends new contract ban on BP operations

Oil giant BP and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have signed an agreement regarding legal procedures following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
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Emergency crews respond to Michigan chemical plant incident

A chemical reaction at a manufacturing facility in Grand Rapids, Mich., on March 13 caused an evacuation of the surrounding area.
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Pulcra Chemicals plans $3.1 million investment in South Carolina

German specialty chemicals supplier Pulcra Chemicals will invest $3.1 million to expand its manufacturing operation in York County, S.C.
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Solvay, Mississippi torrefaction company announce JV to produce biomass

The new facility will be located in Quitman, Miss., and will produce torrefied biomass -- a product that can be used as a fully sustainable alternative to coal.
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California brewery benefits from wastewater-to-energy system

A California brewery has deployed an innovative wastewater-to-energy system that uses bioelectric technology to simultaneously treat water and generate renewable biogas.
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