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Gulf of Mexico oil sheens traced to Deepwater Horizon rig

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Sheens of oil in the Gulf of Mexico near the site of 2010's Deepwater Horizon oil spill, repeatedly occurring since September 2012, have puzzled scientists and have caused fears that oil may once again be leaking from the sealed well.
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China puts uranium processing plant on hold after protests

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The $6 billion complex was proposed by the state-run China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) and China Guangdong Nuclear Power Corporation (CGNPC) to be built close to the southern city of Jiangmen.
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FDA proposes action level for arsenic in apple juice

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The FDA's new threshold for arsenic in apple juice is pegged at 10 parts per billion (ppb), which is the same as the limit imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency for drinking water.
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Shell to invest $115 million to reduce air pollution around Houston

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Shell will have to invest $115 million to control harmful air pollution from industrial flares and other processes at its Deer Park refinery in Texas, under the terms of a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and EPA.
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Study links large overseas earthquakes to tremors at US fracking sites

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Large earthquakes around the world have been linked to tremors at U.S. sites where wastewater from gas drilling operations is injected into the ground.
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Xylem to provide technology for Sweden's largest UV disinfection project

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White Plains, N.Y.-based water technology company Xylem Inc. has won a contract to provide ultraviolet (UV) drinking water treatment technology to the largest UV disinfection project to date in Sweden.
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Foodborne illnesses linked to leafy vegetables, dairy on the rise

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Extensive research by the CDC has shown that outbreaks of foodborne illnesses linked to leafy vegetables and dairy products have increased over the past three years, while illnesses associated with eggs have declined.
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Schneider Electric makes offer for Invensys acquisition

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Schneider Electric, a France-based manufacturer of low- to medium-voltage equipment, is in the early stages of discussions to acquire British industrial software and control systems company Invensys.
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California senator proposes stricter safety rules on chemical plants

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U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer has called for state and federal agencies to review rules for handling the potentially explosive fertilizer ammonium nitrate, claiming that lax oversight may be a risk factor for possible future incidents.
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Shale gas leading to $72 billion in US chemical-industry investments, half-million jobs

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Abundant shale gas has transformed America’s chemical industry from the world’s high-cost producer five years ago to among the world’s lowest-cost producers today. Thus, the United States enjoys a decisive advantage in the cost of producing basic petrochemicals.
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