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Two chemical spills confirmed in North Carolina

City officials in Charlotte, N.C., have reported two unrelated incidents of chemical discharge into local waterways.
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EPA: Toxic chemicals releases dropped 12% in 2012

Overall, 3.63 billion pounds of toxic chemicals were released into the air, water or land in 2012, the report found.
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GE to invest $8 million in gas equipment manufacturing facility

Energy giant GE is planning to invest $8 million through its GE Oil & Gas Inc. unit on the expansion of its manufacturing facility in Schertz, Texas.
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Majority of Americans want government more involved in food safety

The vast majority of Americans would like to see the government more involved in food safety oversight, according to a new survey.
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Research links fracking to birth defects in babies

Babies born to mothers who live in areas near shale gas drilling wells are more likely to suffer birth defects, including congenital problems with their hearts and neural tube, a new study conducted by the Colorado School of Public Health warns.
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Regulator fines companies for misclassifying crude oil

Crude oil transported by truck from North Dakota's Bakken region to rail loading stations is frequently misclassified, according to the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
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Mexico's Neolpharma opens R&D facility in Puerto Rico

The Center for the Development and Innovation of Pharmaceutical Products, or Cediprof, will focus on research and experimentation of generic drugs.
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Chemical engineers select top 10 inventions of modern era

Chemical engineers have voted on what they feel are the most important chemically engineered inventions and solutions of the modern era.
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US chemical output slightly up in December

Last year was generally positive for the U.S. chemical industry but the outlook for 2014 is even better, according to the American Chemistry Council.
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Canadian mining company spills chemical into Columbia River

Canadian mining company Teck Resources has confirmed that up to 25,000 liters of chemical solution have leaked into the Columbia River from its smelter located in Trail, British Columbia.
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