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Five workers suffer chemical burns at Alcoa plant in Texas

September 11, 2013
An incident at Alcoa's production facility in Galveston, Texas, on Sept. 9 left five employees with chemical-related injuries.
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FDA takes action against Idaho meat processor

September 11, 2013
The FDA took action over violations of manufacturing good practices, including administering animal drugs for purposes that have not been approved by the regulator.
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Invensys Foxboro unveils next-generation control system

New controller, safety systems integral to control, high-density I/O and control room enhancements among upgrades
September 11, 2013
Invensys Foxboro on Tuesday unveiled what it says is Invensys’ next-generation control system, “the Foxboro Evo process automation system.”
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Study predicts global rise in wastewater reuse

September 10, 2013
The amount of treated wastewater used globally for purposes like farming will rise in the future, according to a new joint study.
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Future trends for food processing plants revealed

September 10, 2013
While it is impossible to predict what food processing plants of the future are going to look like, there are a few trends that will certainly play a significant role for the future of the industry.
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Study links fracking wastewater injection to Ohio earthquakes

September 10, 2013
Fracking activities are the most likely cause of the series of earthquakes in Youngstown, Ohio, two years ago, new research published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters has found.
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Contaminated meat imported in US after inspection system failure

September 10, 2013
USDA's new inspection system has failed to stop hazardous meat from leaving the plants in which the program has already been implemented.
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Natural gas to become second largest energy source by 2040, Exxon Mobil VP says

September 9, 2013
The boom in natural gas production will continue over the next few decades and by 2040 electricity generated from natural gas will account for a quarter of the world's energy supply, Exxon Mobil has predicted.
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Shell to pay $1.1 million in fines over Clean Air Act violations

September 9, 2013
Shell Gulf of Mexico, Inc. and Shell Offshore, Inc. have agreed to pay a total of $1.1 million in fines to settle claims that they violated their Clean Air Act permits while drilling in the Arctic in 2012.
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Latin American refining sector struggling to capitalize on growing oil output

September 9, 2013
Latin America's oil production has been on the rise over the past few years but most economies in the region have had difficulties capitalizing on this development.
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