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Latin American refining sector struggling to capitalize on growing oil output

Latin America's oil production has been on the rise over the past few years but most economies in the region have had difficulties capitalizing on this development.
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Demand for desalination in US grows

Desalination as a method to supply fresh water to communities has been developing over the past decade and demand for such services is still increasing.
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Cargill to install new automated distribution system at Kansas beef plant

U.S.-based meat processor Cargill is to invest $48 million in its beef processing plant in Kansas in an effort to deliver better service to its customers.
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FDA finds salmonella in imported spices

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has conducted a study into the prevalence of salmonella in imported spices, following widespread concerns that spices might be a source of foodborne diseases.
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US economy benefits from drilling boom

Increased drilling operations in states like Pennsylvania, North Dakota and Arkansas have resulted in economic growth not just in the areas close to drilling sites but across the entire country.
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Worker dies in Virginia recycling plant incident

A 53-year-old worker at a Roanoke County recycling plant in Virginia was killed in an accident last week after he fell in a baler machine that is used to compact waste.
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US drinking water contains toxic chemicals, environmental group claims

Drinking water supplied to more than a 100 million Americans contains toxic carcinogens, a new report by environmental health research organization the Environmental Working Group claims.
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US to allow processed chicken imports from China

The U.S. is planning to allow the sale of poultry meat processed in China, following a decision by the USDA.
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Canada pressed to adopt mining operations transparency legislation

Legislation aiming to improve the transparency and traceability of funds paid by mining companies to local governments is already in force in the United States and the European Union, but Canada lagging behind in adopting similar legislation.
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Welding operations caused Black Elk oil rig explosion, report finds

The explosion that killed three workers on a Gulf of Mexico production platform in November 2012 was caused by contractors who were doing maintenance work at the site, according to a third-party investigative report.
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