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FDA reveals details on generic drugs watchdog reorganization

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced details of its long-awaited reorganization of the Office of Generic Drugs (OGD).
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Freedom Industries reaches $2.9 million settlement over Elk River spill

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Chemical company Freedom Industries Inc., which was responsible for the huge chemical spill in the Elk River in West Virginia early this year, has reached a tentative settlement with legal representatives of affected businesses and communities.
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US, Mexico partner to improve produce safety

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Food safety officials from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border have agreed to work together to promote the safety of fresh and minimally processed agricultural products.
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California regulators halt wastewater injection in local wells

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Oil and gas waste injection has been halted at 11 sites in California following orders issued by the state's Division of Oil and Gas and Geothermal Resources.
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DuPont to pay $440,000 fine for air pollution violations

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U.S. chemical giant DuPont has reached a settlement with the EPA over alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at the company's manufacturing facility in Tonawanda, New York.
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US Department of Transportation proposes new rule for crude shipments by rail

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Tank cars used by oil and gas companies to transport crude oil and ethanol across the United States will have to comply with stringent new standards under new draft rules presented by the U.S. Department of Transportation last week.
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California packing company recalls fresh fruit over suspected listeria contamination

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California-based Wawona Packing Co. has started a recall of several lots of fresh fruit distributed across the United States, citing concerns of possible listeria contamination as the reason for the move.
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Tesoro to invest $400 million in new xylene facility

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San Antonio-based refiner Tesoro Corp. is planning to invest $400 million in petrochemical feedstock manufacturing in its U.S. West Coast refining system.
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Chinese chemical company to open Louisiana methanol plant

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A subsidiary of China-based Shandong Yuhuang Chemical Co. Ltd. plans to build a methanol manufacturing facility in Louisiana. It’s estimated the development will create about 400 permanent jobs, Louisiana Economic Development says.
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Halliburton: US fracking market turning a corner

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While news about hydraulic fracturing has overwhelmingly focused on its impact on the environment, the market for hydraulic fracturing actually has exhibited behaviors typically associated with the oil and gas industry, i.e., boom and bust.
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