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Farmers shift focus over Food Safety Modernization Act cost concerns

July 9, 2013
While it is expected to improve food safety across the entire supply chain, the Food Safety Modernization Act has also caused concerns that many farmers and food manufacturers will be unable to meet the costs.
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Canada hikes oil spill liability cap to $1 billion

July 9, 2013
The reforms come at a time when several large companies have expressed interest in starting or expanding operations to drill in Canadian offshore areas.
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FDA bans production at New Jersey compound firm over sterility issues

July 9, 2013
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken action against New Jersey-based compounding pharmacy Med Prep Consulting, Inc. over concerns relating to the sterility of its production.
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Singapore signs water R&D agreement with EPA

July 9, 2013
Singapore's national water agency PUB and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be working together on a series of water management issues.
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High-pressure processing can reduce risk of food contamination, company claims

July 8, 2013
U.S.-based high-pressure processing solutions provider All Natural Freshness has announced the launch of its new buffering solution that could cut costs for food production and processing companies by offering increased contamination protection and eliminating the need for costly recalls almost entirely.
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US Energy Department launches project to protect oil & gas industry from cyber attacks

July 8, 2013
The U.S. Energy Department has formed a partnership with industry experts and the Department of Homeland Security to launch a tool that will facilitate cyber attack protection for the oil and gas sector.
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King Pharmaceuticals to pay $2.2 million over Clean Air Act violations

July 8, 2013
Tennessee-based King Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Pfizer, Inc., will pay a $2.2. million penalty to resolve issues relating to allegations of Clean Air Act violations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced.
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US, Mexico sign agreement to focus on joint oil & gas projects

July 8, 2013
This agreement will make it possible for the United States and Mexico's national oil and gas company Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, to further develop resources in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Human error identified as major cause of equipment failures in chemical process plants

July 2, 2013
One in five accidents caused by equipment failures in the chemical process industries are the result of human and organizational error.
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Study finds explosive gases in Pennsylvania drinking water

July 2, 2013
A new study by Duke University in Durham, N.C., suggests that people whose homes are located near fracking sites are exposed to a higher risk of having their drinking water contaminated.
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