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EU food safety regulator finds aspartame safe for public health

Critics claim that aspartame is linked to a number of health complications, including cancer, and have been calling for authorities to ban the use of the substance.
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Fracking chemicals can act as hormone disruptors, researchers claim

The team of scientists examined in laboratory conditions 12 chemicals that were commonly used in fracking and were either known to be endocrine disruptors or were suspected to have such properties.
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US Chemical Safety Board calls for changes in refinery regulation

Oil refinery regulation needs to be dramatically reformed to ensure operators implement better safety practices in facilities, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board has stated in a draft report, released in relation to the incident at Chevron's Richmond, Calif., refinery last year.
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Chevron to spend $39.8 billion in 2014

This year's budget also included $4 billion for resource acquisitions that were not included in the original budget.
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California green organizations call for offshore fracking ban

California regulators should put an end to offshore hydraulic fracturing operations because they violate state laws, according to a group of environmental organizations who have urged the California Coastal Commission to act to prevent environmental damage.
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FDA starts voluntary program to phase out antibiotic use in livestock

The food safety regulator stated that it was launching a new voluntary project in which pharmaceutical companies could relabel their products to prevent them from being used in healthy animals.
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Water, wastewater treatment products market to reach $96 billion by 2019

The global water and wastewater treatment (WWT) technology market is predicted to grow by more than 10% annually between 2014 and 2019, according to a new report.
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American Chemistry Council calls for 'comprehensive approach' to safety for rail transport

The American Chemistry Council has called on the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to implement a more effective strategy to ensure rail safety and prevent incidents with trains transporting chemical substances by rail.
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Planned expansion of chemical plants to cause construction industry strain

A new analysis by research company IHS claims that plant expansion from design and engineering to welding will be slowed down by rising costs and a shortage of construction workers.
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US oil production hits highest level in 25 years

Because of the shale boom in recent years, the United States is more energy independent than ever and has been able to reduce energy imports dramatically.
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