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Explosions destroy Mississippi biodiesel plant

January 24, 2014
A biodiesel plant in northern Mississippi was destroyed on Jan. 22 after two explosions and a subsequent blaze razed it to the ground.
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Fracking fluids, chemicals market to reach $20.4 billion in 2018

January 24, 2014
The key growth driver for the fracking fluids and chemicals market is the need to tap more unconventional oil and gas reserves.
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Carnivorous plant inspires scientists to create protective coatings

January 23, 2014
A team at Harvard University has mimicked the carnivorous pitcher plant’s inner skin design to produce a transparent coating capable of being economically applied to almost any object -- large or small.
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FCC amends rules on level probing radars

January 22, 2014

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted rules geared specifically to level probing radars (LPRs) that allow these devices to operate anywhere in the country without a license.


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Food retailer pulls Kraft Velveeta product out of stores

January 22, 2014
The single-serve pasta and beef dinners are being recalled due to improper labeling, specifically the lack of notification that the products contain hydrolyzed soy protein and dried soy sauce.
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Oklahoma considers rule changes for wastewater disposal wells

January 22, 2014
Under proposals being considered by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, operators of wastewater disposal wells could find themselves obliged to supply local regulators with more information.
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Suncor employee found dead at oil sands site

January 22, 2014
The body was discovered after failure to locate the employee prompted a request for service to the Suncor Emergency Services staff.
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BASF boosts polyarylsulfone capacity with new South Korean plant

January 22, 2014
The South Korean plant will be capable of producing 6,000 metric tons of Ultrason polyarylsulfone a year, lifting BASF's global annual capacity to 18,000 metric tons.
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Mad Cow Disease case reported in Germany

January 21, 2014
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), as the disease is officially named, was identified in a slaughtered cow that did not exhibit any clinical signs of the disease.
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Bacteria could become important ally in environmental protection

January 21, 2014
A discovery made by researchers at the University of Georgia could prove tremendously useful in certain industrial processes and give environmental protection efforts a boost.
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