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European power stations turn to coal

While the United States is taking advantage of its shale gas production boom, countries across the Atlantic have responded with a sharp increase in burning of coal to fuel local utilities, despite EU regulations intended to reduce fossil fuels.
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Irish horsemeat-in-hamburger scandal continues to unfold

The Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, said yesterday in a statement that his department has received a test result confirming 75% equine DNA in a raw material ingredient at Irish food company Rangeland Foods.
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BAE Systems lands contract for chemical processing facility at Holston Ammunition Plant

The U.S. Army has granted BAE Systems a $27 million contract to complete construction of a state-of-the-art and energy-saving chemical processing facility at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Tennessee.
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Chemical operators in high demand

Chemical plants in Washington County, Ohio, are looking to hire between 100 and 200 operators this year, but the demand is not limited only to this region.
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Pharma companies set high hopes for 2013

Following the approval of 39 new drugs in 2012, and with a number of new pharmaceutical products already in their final stages of development, global pharma companies are optimistic about the next 12 months.
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Tyson Foods invests $40 million in US processing plants

Tyson Foods says it has invested more than $40 million in four of its plants in Florida, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.
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FDA to tighten control on painkillers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering measures to make prescription drugs more difficult to access in a move to prevent overdoses associated with painkillers like OxyContin and Opana, which killed 16,000 people in 2010 alone.
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Foodborne illnesses from poultry most deadly, report finds

Poultry meat is the cause of the most fatalities occurring as a result of foodborne illnesses, according to figures released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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Three workers suffer severe burns at New Jersey chemical plant

Three chemical plant employees were treated for severe burns Monday night following an incident at AZ Electronic Materials in Branchburg, N.J.
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Phillips 66 settles hazardous waste violations at former refinery

EPA cited Phillips 66 for RCRA violations involving hazardous waste stored at the facility, including oil refinery hydrocarbon waste, chromium waste and heavy metal waste from batteries.
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