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Company fined for oil spill in Arkansas

November 5, 2013
Colorado-based Whiting Oil and Gas Corporation has agreed to pay $58,570 to the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund for violating the Clean Water Act after an oil spill in Arkansas in September last year.
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Salmonella rates on raw chicken decline

November 5, 2013
Official figures indicate that in the second quarter of this year, the overall rates of prevalence of Salmonella on raw chicken carcasses in the United States fell by 34 percent compared to rates from the first quarter of 2013.
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Two-thirds of US aluminum cans recycled last year

November 5, 2013
U.S. aluminum can recycling rates reached the highest level in 20 years last year, highlighting the successful policy that metal companies have been implementing to reduce waste.
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Michigan to introduce new fracking rules

November 5, 2013
Michigan lawmakers are working on a set of new rules regarding the hydraulic fracturing technique for extracting natural gas, also known as fracking.
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Death of oil platform worker under investigation

November 4, 2013
The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement has launched an investigation into the death of an oil platform worker at an Energy Resource Technology platform on Oct. 27.
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USDA: Line speed hike could increase bird abuse

November 4, 2013
Under a new proposal from the USDA, the rate at which lines at slaughterhouses are moving can be increased so that plants can become more efficient, but this could further aggravate the problem of inhumane treatment of birds.
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Global demand for pipeline materials to grow by 5.3% through 2017

November 4, 2013
A new report from research company Freedonia Group predicts that global demand for oil and gas pipeline materials will increase by 5.3% on an annual basis through 2017.
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German Styrolution to expand operations in Mexico

November 4, 2013
German-based global styrenic products manufacturer Styrolution GmbH has announced plans to open a production line for alpha methyl styrene acrylonitrile -- specialty styrenic feedstock -- in Mexico.
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Recession exacerbates meat consumption declines

November 1, 2013
As a result of the economy, consumers have scaled back the quality and quantity of meat purchased, while adverse health effects associated with red meat consumption have driven some consumers toward alternative protein sources.
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Cantaloupe farm owners plead guilty in listeriosis outbreak case

October 30, 2013
The owners of a cantaloupe farm in Colorado, which was linked to a food poisoning outbreak in 2011, have pleaded guilty to selling adulterated production.
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