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Two injured in chemical accident at Amway plant

The employees were using the common chemical disinfectant hydroxysan to clean processing equipment when the leak occurred.
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East Coast refiners going strong despite bleak predictions

According to the most recent EIA weekly oil data, the U.S. East Coast has reached a record high rate of refining capacity at 93.8 percent, with a total crude processing capacity at 1.293 million barrels per day.
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New study reveals economic benefits of LNG exports

According to a new study commissioned by the American Petroleum Institute, exports of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) could create at least 73,100 to 145,100 jobs at home.
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Global petrochemical producers rethink strategies to remain competitive

Most petrochemical businesses have already come to the realization that the U.S. natural gas-based feedstock is giving those who use it a great advantage in terms of costs.
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San Francisco achieves record high recycling rates

Increasing recycling rates has been on the agenda for U.S. cities for a long time now, with varying degrees of success.
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Partnership empowers M2M wireless communications for industry, infrastructure

In coming years, the process industries will be amongst those most affected by upgrades in communication infrastructure from legacy copper line systems to secure wireless connectivity. Two companies say they’re willing to sweat the details of how exactly that will happen.
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Positive results for second Williston Basin frack water treatment runs reported

Sionix Corp. says it has completed the second and final demonstration phase of testing its proprietary water treatment technology in the Williston Basin of North Dakota.
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FDA files injunction against fish products manufacturer

The U.S. Department of Justice has demanded a preliminary injunction on behalf of the U.S. FDA against New York City Fish, Inc., over concerns that its products do not meet federal standards of safety and could pose a threat to public health.
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Utah needs massive investment to tackle chemical pollution in water bodies

Utah might have to face a bill of $1.2 billion for tackling what regulators there believe is the most serious water problem the state has seen in the more than four decades since the federal Clean Water Act came into effect. The issue is related to the excess population of algae blooms in water that consume oxygen and threaten aquatic life.
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Obama administration proposes new rules for fracking operations

The rules would require all fracking operators to disclose some of the chemicals used in the process, in a move to address concerns over the impact of fracking on waterways and air.
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