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California chemical plant leak sickens 70 workers

The incident at the Solvay Chemicals plant in Carson, Calif., occurred when a scrubber machine malfunctioned and leaked sulfuric acid.
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Texas oil company develops fracking method using no freshwater

Instead of relying on freshwater that is extremely scarce, the company utilizes brackish water from the Santa Rosa aquifer and is recycling water from its own wells.
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US adopts international standards for beef trade

The federal agency has finalized a rule that effectively adopts the global standards presented by the World Organization for Animal Health.
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Degradable plastics have detrimental effects on plastics recyclates, study finds

Adding even small quantities of degradable plastics to plastic recyclates could lead to unexpected changes that could be described as "detrimental," according to a new study.
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IEA releases global energy demand trends through 2035

Increasing production of oil in North America and Brazil means that OPEC countries have a smaller part to play in supplying the world with oil over the next 10 years, the report claims.
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Colorado to consider new air quality rules for oil, gas companies

The proposals include changes to rules that would see streamlined emission reporting requirements and the abolishment of crude oil storage tank permit exemptions.
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US poultry industry safer than ever

New figures released by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the rate of nonfatal injuries and illnesses among employees in the poultry sector has hit an all-time low.
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API: Oil & gas industry needs to work together to tackle cyber attacks

U.S. oil and gas companies are a primary target for cyber attacks and they need to work hard to improve their awareness and preparedness to avert hackers' attacks and respond adequately.
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FDA proposes guidance on reducing acrylamide in foods

The federal agency has identified a series of possible approaches that farmers, manufacturers and food service operators can adopt to reduce the amount of acrylamide in food.
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Texas town evacuated following gas pipeline explosion

The pipeline, operated by Chevron Corp., was accidentally drilled by a construction crew near the town of Milford, about 50 miles south of Dallas. An explosion ensued and a massive fire erupted.
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