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More than a dozen injured in Formosa Plastics plant fire

May 6, 2013
According to a company spokesman, the fire broke out around 1:00 p.m. in one of the plant's polyethylene production units.
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Colorado molybdenum mine project gets approval from US Forest Service

May 6, 2013
Federal approval from the U.S. Forest Service has been granted to U.S. Energy Corporation's molybdenum mine planned to open on Mount Emmons, near Crested Butte, Colo.
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US oil and gas reserves outstrip previous estimates

May 6, 2013
New figures released by the Obama administration suggest that the United States has twice the previously announced amount of oil and three times the amount of natural gas under the states of Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota.
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Salmonella outbreak from cucumbers hits 73 people in 18 states

May 1, 2013
The outbreak is linked to cucumbers imported from Mexico, the CDC said. So far, 14 people have been hospitalized.
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New facility turns wastewater into biofuel

May 1, 2013
Renewable energy company BlackGold Biofuels has opened a first-of-its-kind recycling facility in Charlotte, N.C., that turns wastewater into fuel.
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EU imposes two-year ban on neonicotinoid pesticides

May 1, 2013
The use of certain pesticides linked to bee deaths will be banned in the European Union, despite heated debates between member states on the issue, the European Commission (EC) has announced.
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Ecolab to acquire Purate business from AkzoNobel

April 30, 2013
Ecolab Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire AkzoNobel’s Purate business, which specializes in global antimicrobial water treatment technology.
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Industrial suppliers, ODVA define vision for industrial Ethernet

April 30, 2013
ODVA has launched an “initiative for process automation” — in cooperation with major suppliers to the process industries — to further accelerate adoption of industrial Ethernet in process automation.
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Shale oil projected to account for 9% of 2020 global oil production

April 30, 2013
Shale oil is set to increase its importance globally and will continue to expand in terms of production and share on the international energy market, to account for 9% of total global production.
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USDA inspectors expose dangerous chemical use in poultry plants

April 30, 2013
The Government Accountability Project (GAP) has issued evidence that it collected from federal poultry inspector whistleblowers regarding the use of chemicals in the U.S. poultry industry and the potential impact this has on human health.
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