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Study links oil spill cleanup to increased cancer risks

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People who were hired to clean up the Gulf of Mexico following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill are at a higher risk of developing different types of cancers due to significantly changed blood profiles.
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New technology converts biosolids into hydrogen for electricity production

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New technology that converts wastewater biosolids into hydrogen gas is going to be demonstrated in a $1.75 million project developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Miami-based Chemergy Inc.
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Study links Texas earthquakes to extraction works

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A new report analyzes a series of tremors occurring in areas near the Eagle Ford shale in Texas over a period of three years.
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San Francisco pipeline operator to settle claims for $565 million over 2010 blast

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San Francisco-based Pacific Gas & Electric Co. announced that it would settle all claims related to the gas pipeline explosion in a residential area in San Francisco Bay Area in 2010.
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Research confirms promising results for ethylene-removal technology

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According to results from recent research by Cranfield University and Writtle College, new ethylene-removal technology can extend the shelf life of strawberries by two days or more.
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Pennsylvania files charges against XTO Energy over fracking wastewater spill

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XTO Energy Inc., an Exxon Mobil subsidiary, is facing criminal charges in Pennsylvania for discharging 50,000 gallons of fracking wastewater from a storage tank at its facility into state waterways.
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US oil production hits highest level in 24 years

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According to data released by the Energy Information Administration, oil production in the United States reached the highest level since May 1989 in the week ended Sept. 6.
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Dow Chemical announces new investments on US Gulf Coast

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Dow said the new investments coupled with the company's current projects in the region are expected to generate earnings of approximately $2.5 billion.
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New Orleans presents $6.2 billion Urban Water Plan

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Greater New Orleans, Inc. is to focus on resolving some of the most pressing issues in the area's water management system, concentrating on problems like street flooding, potholes and infrastructure, city officials stated when presenting the new Urban Water Plan last week.
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Five workers suffer chemical burns at Alcoa plant in Texas

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An incident at Alcoa's production facility in Galveston, Texas, on Sept. 9 left five employees with chemical-related injuries.
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