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Meat industry challenges new rules for origin labeling

December 2, 2013
Some of the biggest names in the U.S. meat processing industry are spearheading an industry appeal in court, calling for a rethink of the rules requiring companies to specify the origin of meat on labels.
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Nanocatalysts could remove nitrites from drinking water

December 2, 2013
Researchers at Rice University in Houston, Texas, have developed a method to reduce the level of nitrites in drinking water by using nanocatalysts.
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Midstream companies reap the benefits of US shale gas boom

December 2, 2013
The midstream sector has long been in the shadow of the large oil and gas industry players but the shale boom in the United States has had a domino effect, boosting other industries as well, including operators of pipelines and storage facilities.
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Brazilian petrochemical companies urge for measures to revive sector

December 2, 2013
Brazil's petrochemical industry leaders are calling on the government to provide businesses with an incentive package that will promote investment and is asking for a lower natural gas price, so that it can have an access to cheaper domestic feedstock.
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Keystone XL Pipeline construction planned to start in 2016

November 26, 2013
TransCanada is changing its plans for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, as approval for the project by U.S. President Obama is still pending.
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E. coli in raw milk sickens nine children in Tennessee

November 26, 2013
The strain of E. coli that caused nine children to become ill in Tennessee has been traced to raw milk from the McBee Dairy Farm near Knoxville and samples from the milk matched samples of animal waste taken at the farm.
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US refiners to ramp up diesel exports to Europe

November 26, 2013
The recent boom in oil and gas production in the United States has caused a significant rise in production, prompting U.S. companies to look to international markets.
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New Jersey wastewater plant uses anaerobic digestion to produce power

November 26, 2013
The Village of Ridgewood, N.J., has launched a new project at the local wastewater treatment plant that entirely relies on renewable energy.
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Cabot Corp. to invest $84 million in air pollution control systems

November 25, 2013
Boston-based chemicals and performance materials company Cabot Corp. has agreed to pay a $975,000 civil penalty for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at three facilities.
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California chemical plant leak sickens 70 workers

November 25, 2013
The incident at the Solvay Chemicals plant in Carson, Calif., occurred when a scrubber machine malfunctioned and leaked sulfuric acid.
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