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Report identifies 327 accidents in Louisiana refineries in 2012

Overall, these accidents led to two million pounds of air pollution and over 12 million gallons of water pollution, a report by the Louisiana Bucket Brigade claims.
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FDA imposes new ban on Wockhardt drugs

Indian generic drug maker Wockhardt has been hit by a U.S. import alert for the second time this year.
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Florida should explore desalination options, expert says

Florida needs to focus on desalination and invest in projects that could turn seawater into freshwater as it is facing a serious water scarcity problem.
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Massachusetts looks to impose 10-year fracking ban

A bill presented by the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Environment and Natural Resources looks to impose a temporary ban on all hydraulic fracturing operations until at least 2024.
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Canada looks to enhance food safety control

The Safe Food for Canadians Act may not come into effect before 2015, but the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has released a report describing the recent actions taken by the government to improve food safety.
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US methane emissions exceed EPA estimates by 50%, study finds

The study revealed that much of the excess gas comes from livestock, from refining operations and from leaks from oil and gas drilling wells.
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Belgium set to expand petrochemical production in 2014

Belgium is expected to hold on to its position as a leading petrochemical producer in Western Europe as capacity in the polyesters, butadiene and synthetic fibres segments will increase.
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Fracking water treatment sector in need of fresh ideas, expert claims

Treating and recycling fracking wastewater has proved to be more difficult than many had expected. A highly individualized approach is needed for each oilfield, meaning that the costs are high.
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Meat industry challenges new rules for origin labeling

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

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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