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FDA moves to ban trans fats in processed food

Trans fats, known for increasing bad cholesterol and raising the risk of heart attack, are commonly used by the food processing industry in products such as margarine, coffee creamers, frozen pizza, crackers and microwave popcorn.
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OSHA finds numerous violations at Connecticut metal processing plant

Aerospace processing firm Har-Conn Chrome Co. Inc. has been cited for numerous breaches of workplace health and safety at its facility in West Hartford, Conn.
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FDA to introduce animal food regulation

Rules in this particular area have never been implemented before and the proposal specifically addresses the manufacturing, processing, packing and holding of animal food.
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Enbridge submits plans for new pipeline to Minnesota, Wisconsin

Minnesota regulators are to examine plans for a new pipeline that would carry crude oil from the Bakken Shale in North Dakota to Minnesota and Wisconsin.
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Water scarcity issues to impact global businesses within five years, report claims

According to the new Global Water Report 2013, water scarcity problems are set to become more common over the years to come and businesses need to change their approach to water-related risk management.
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Black Elk to blame for 2012 platform explosion, report finds

Investigators concluded that the incident occurred because of "poor decisions" made by the Houston-based platform operator and its contractors.
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Fracking wastewater may be moved by barges under US Coast Guard proposal

The possibility of moving fracking wastewater by waterways has been disputed for quite some time and the Coast Guard has been examining the matter for almost two years.
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New pipeline project to Trafigura's Gulf Coast terminal announced

Energy Transfer Partners has signed an agreement with Holland-based global commodity trading company Trafigura Beheer BV for the launch of a new crude and condensate pipeline running from the Eagle Ford shale formation in South Texas to Corpus Christi.
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Global flexible packaging market to grow by 5.1%, report predicts

The global market for flexible packaging is set to grow by a compound annual rate of 5.1 percent between 2013 and 2018, reaching a total value of $99.6 billion by the end of the period, up on $73.8 billion last year.
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Canada needs to provide pipline information to public, expert says

Canadian authorities need to catch up with their U.S. counterparts when it comes to making pipeline safety data public, a non-profit group advocating pipeline safety has claimed.
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