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US oil production hits highest level in 24 years

According to data released by the Energy Information Administration, oil production in the United States reached the highest level since May 1989 in the week ended Sept. 6.
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Dow Chemical announces new investments on US Gulf Coast

Dow said the new investments coupled with the company's current projects in the region are expected to generate earnings of approximately $2.5 billion.
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New Orleans presents $6.2 billion Urban Water Plan

Greater New Orleans, Inc. is to focus on resolving some of the most pressing issues in the area's water management system, concentrating on problems like street flooding, potholes and infrastructure, city officials stated when presenting the new Urban Water Plan last week.
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Five workers suffer chemical burns at Alcoa plant in Texas

An incident at Alcoa's production facility in Galveston, Texas, on Sept. 9 left five employees with chemical-related injuries.
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FDA takes action against Idaho meat processor

The FDA took action over violations of manufacturing good practices, including administering animal drugs for purposes that have not been approved by the regulator.
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Invensys Foxboro unveils next-generation control system

New controller, safety systems integral to control, high-density I/O and control room enhancements among upgrades
Invensys Foxboro on Tuesday unveiled what it says is Invensys’ next-generation control system, “the Foxboro Evo process automation system.”
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Study predicts global rise in wastewater reuse

The amount of treated wastewater used globally for purposes like farming will rise in the future, according to a new joint study.
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Future trends for food processing plants revealed

While it is impossible to predict what food processing plants of the future are going to look like, there are a few trends that will certainly play a significant role for the future of the industry.
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Study links fracking wastewater injection to Ohio earthquakes

Fracking activities are the most likely cause of the series of earthquakes in Youngstown, Ohio, two years ago, new research published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters has found.
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Contaminated meat imported in US after inspection system failure

USDA's new inspection system has failed to stop hazardous meat from leaving the plants in which the program has already been implemented.
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