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Demand for desalination in US grows

September 9, 2013
Desalination as a method to supply fresh water to communities has been developing over the past decade and demand for such services is still increasing.
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Cargill to install new automated distribution system at Kansas beef plant

September 6, 2013
U.S.-based meat processor Cargill is to invest $48 million in its beef processing plant in Kansas in an effort to deliver better service to its customers.
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FDA finds salmonella in imported spices

September 6, 2013
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has conducted a study into the prevalence of salmonella in imported spices, following widespread concerns that spices might be a source of foodborne diseases.
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US economy benefits from drilling boom

September 5, 2013
Increased drilling operations in states like Pennsylvania, North Dakota and Arkansas have resulted in economic growth not just in the areas close to drilling sites but across the entire country.
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Worker dies in Virginia recycling plant incident

September 5, 2013
A 53-year-old worker at a Roanoke County recycling plant in Virginia was killed in an accident last week after he fell in a baler machine that is used to compact waste.
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US drinking water contains toxic chemicals, environmental group claims

September 4, 2013
Drinking water supplied to more than a 100 million Americans contains toxic carcinogens, a new report by environmental health research organization the Environmental Working Group claims.
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US to allow processed chicken imports from China

September 4, 2013
The U.S. is planning to allow the sale of poultry meat processed in China, following a decision by the USDA.
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Canada pressed to adopt mining operations transparency legislation

September 4, 2013
Legislation aiming to improve the transparency and traceability of funds paid by mining companies to local governments is already in force in the United States and the European Union, but Canada lagging behind in adopting similar legislation.
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Welding operations caused Black Elk oil rig explosion, report finds

September 4, 2013
The explosion that killed three workers on a Gulf of Mexico production platform in November 2012 was caused by contractors who were doing maintenance work at the site, according to a third-party investigative report.
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US senators accuse oil industry of antitrust practices

September 3, 2013
Oil companies are blocking the access of renewable fuels to the U.S. market by using anti-competitive practices, two U.S. senators have claimed in a letter to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
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