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Raeford Farms to phase out turkey operations, close eastern N.C. plants

April 1, 2013
Poultry processor House of Raeford Farms announced it is phasing out its turkey growing and slaughter operations in eastern North Carolina to focus on increasing chicken production volumes.
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Explosion at Florida chemical plant causes $1 million in damage

April 1, 2013
An explosion and fire Thursday night at the Reichhold Chemicals Plant in Pensacola, Fla., caused approximately $1 million in damage, according to the state Fire Marshal's Office.
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Connecticut chemical company fined for violating environmental right-to-know requirements

April 1, 2013
5N Plus Inc. allegedly violated the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) by failing to report hazardous chemical inventories to emergency responders.
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US recycling of rigid plastics on the rise

March 27, 2013
More than 934 million pounds of post-consumer rigid plastics were recycled by the United States and Canada in 2011, which was 13 percent more than in the previous year.
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ExxonMobil faces $1.7 million fine for Yellowstone River oil spill

March 27, 2013
The U.S. Department of Transportation is proposing a $1.7 million fine for ExxonMobil as a result of the July 2011 crude oil pipeline failure in the Yellowstone River.
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UK's Centrica signs 20-year deal to import US natural gas

March 27, 2013
UK energy company Centrica has signed a 20-year deal with U.S.-based Cheniere Energy Partners to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States.
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Report calls for better emergency equipment in US mines

March 27, 2013
U.S. mining companies and regulators should take measures to improve safety conditions and to provide more opportunities for miners to escape from underground emergency situations, according to a new report released by the independent, nonprofit National Research Council.
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Cryptosporidium outbreak linked to ready-to-eat salad mixes

March 26, 2013
An outbreak of Cryptosporidium that sickened 300 people in England and Scotland in May 2012 has been linked to pre-cut, bagged salad products, according to England's Health Protection Agency (HPA).
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NOAA partners with Dow to update chemical safety software tool

March 26, 2013
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is partnering with Dow Chemical to release an update to a federal software program used to prevent chemical incidents.
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New project to produce ethanol from sugar beets

March 26, 2013
The project is funded by a $5 million state grant, supporting a dozen local farmers who are going to join forces to build a new Fresno County demonstration plant together with a team of university experts.
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