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Foodservice packaging industry upbeat for 2013

The North American and European foodservice packaging industries are likely to grow in 2013, with the recovering economy and more stable input pricing the most powerful drivers for growth.
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Welding issues major cause of pipeline failures

The question of efficiency and safety of pipes produced decades ago and in use almost as many years has recently caused much debate, following a number of pipeline ruptures that have caused problems across the U.S.
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Think tank highlights benefits of energy-from-waste facilities

The U.S. needs to construct more energy-from-waste (EfW) facilities to ensure that methane emissions from waste deposited at landfills is reduced, according to the Center for American Progress.
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EPA, Tyson Foods settle chemical leak cases

Tyson Foods Inc. has reached an agreement that requires the company to pay a $3.95 million fine for incidents in which anhydrous ammonia leaks caused one fatality, a number of injuries and property damage.
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BP faces $1 billion lawsuit over toxic chemical releases

According to the lawsuit's 474 plaintiffs, BP's refinery released sulfur dioxide, methyl carpaptan, dimethyl disulfide and other toxic chemicals for 15 consecutive days in November 2011.
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LS9 expands renewable products operations in Florida

LS9, Inc., a manufacturer of renewable and sustainable chemicals and fuels, on Wednesday announced the expansion of its operations at its Okeechobee, Fla., demonstration facility with a successful customer trial.
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Oklahoma, Texas in legal battle over Red River water

The U.S. Supreme Court is to hear oral arguments from Oklahoma City and a Texas water district about their dispute over the use of southeast Oklahoma water.
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Court ruling finds federal agency negligent over fracking risks

The Obama administration has been issuing oil leases to companies across California without taking into account the possible risks that stem from fracking, thus breaking the law, a federal judge has ruled.
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FDA requests higher budget for 2014

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it is requesting a budget of $4.7 billion in fiscal 2014 to ensure that public health in the United States is protected and promoted.
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New device alters fluid structure at micron level

Researchers at the University of Washington (UW) have developed a new technology that enables them to thicken and thin fluids at the micron level and increase the effectiveness of soap and detergents.
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