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High rates of occupational injuries found at South Carolina poultry plant

A new report has found serious rates of carpal tunnel syndrome among employees at a South Carolina poultry processing plant.
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ExxonMobil Chemical opens synthetic base stocks production plant in Texas

ExxonMobil Chemical has opened a new manufacturing facility that will allow the company to produce up to 50,000 tons of SpectraSyn Elite metallocene polyalphaolefin (mPAO) synthetic lubricant base stocks annually.
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Report reveals projected impact of crude oil exports on US economy

The report found that if crude oil exports were allowed the cost of gasoline and diesel fuel would drop, enabling Americans to save an average of $5.8 billion per year.
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Fines for pipeline safety violations hit record high in 2013

The total value of civil penalties imposed on U.S. pipeline operators for alleged safety violations broke all records in 2013, reaching the unprecedented sum of $9.78 million.
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US, EU generic drug makers call for regulatory cooperation

Generic pharmaceuticals manufacturers from Europe and the United States have urged regulators on both sides of the Atlantic to adopt a strategy of "regulatory convergence."
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Veolia outlines strategic move towards mining industry

French water and environmental services giant Veolia Environnement SA is looking to increase its share of sales to the mining industry.
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Petronas to build $27 billion refinery complex

Malaysia's state-owned oil and gas company Petronas has announced plans to invest $27 billion in the construction of a new refining and petrochemical complex in the southern state of Johor.
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Report raises concerns over use of GRAS food additives

The Natural Resources Defense Council claims that labeling food additives as "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS) creates a loophole in regulation.
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USGS blames oil drilling for water contamination in Montana

USGS researchers said that disposal of brine water from oil operations for decades has affected the quality of both private drinking water wells and public water supply wells.
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Montana bio-based chemical startup secures investment to start production

The capital will allow Rivertop Renewables to expand its production of chemicals, like detergents and corrosion inhibitors, manufactured entirely from natural plant sugars.
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