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Preliminary report reveals effect of fracking on public health

A new preliminary report from the Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project has revealed that at least 27 people in one Pennsylvania county developed health conditions related to fracking over a period of 18 months.
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Improved chemical plant safety goal impeded by faulty accident data

About 90% of all national data on chemical plants in the United States is wrong, suggesting that the real risk of an incident occurring cannot be accurately estimated, according to a new investigation.
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Report critiques Enbridge safety practices

Canadian pipeline operator Enbridge Inc. may be overestimating the improvements it has made to its safety practices, a new report submitted to the Canadian National Energy Board and the U.S. Department of State claims.
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US dairy industry eyes international markets

While at present the U.S. dairy industry is mostly directed toward the domestic market, specialists believe that dairy producers will increasingly look at opportunities presented by external markets.
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New evidence on salmonella in beef underlines safety challenge

Tackling Salmonella in ground beef could be the U.S. meat industry's most challenging task yet, according to James Marsden, professor of animal science at Kansas State University.
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US petrochemical industry set for growth in 2013

Although not expanding at an astonishing rate, the U.S. chemical and petrochemical industries are experiencing steady growth, a report from Business Monitor International indicates.
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US oil refineries 'cut corners' in safety, report claims

Oil refineries in the United States are far more dangerous than those in the European Union, with incidents occurring at least once a week, a report commissioned by California's Interagency Task Force on Refinery Safety claims.
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Study links phthalates to insulin resistance in teens

Findings from a new study have suggested that chemicals known as phthalates are linked to insulin resistance and obesity in teenagers.
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Study finds increased arsenic levels in groundwater near fracking sites

A study has added new evidence to the long list of findings suggesting that fracking for natural gas could be harmful to groundwater.
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FDA reiterates warning over NuVision's sterile products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued another alert over sterile products manufactured by Dallas-based NuVision Pharmacy.
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