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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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More mergers, acquisitions in US oil & gas industry in late 2013

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Between October and December there were 182 M&A deals closed, worth a total of $115.9 billion.
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CSB releases draft report on deadly Tesoro blast in 2010

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The U.S. Chemical Safety Board has released its draft report on the investigation of the explosion at the Tesoro refinery in Anacortes, Wash., in April 2010, identifying a "high temperature hydrogen attack," or HTHA, as the cause of the incident.
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Wisconsin company turns dairy wastewater into biofuel

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Dairy is the largest industry in the state of Wisconsin and it can also be a major source of biofuel, according to GreenWhey Energy, based in Turtle Lake.
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Shell looking to sell $1 billion stake in Gulf Coast pipeline

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Royal Dutch Shell Plc is reported to be looking for a buyer for its stake in a major crude oil pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico, seeking offers worth approximately $1 billion.
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Sales of specialty, high-performance films to generate $42.2 billion by 2019

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The increase in value will come as demand rises to 12.2 million tons from 8.3 million tons in 2012, which translates into annual growth of 5.7%.
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