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US meat and poultry producers join forces to reduce Listeria outbreaks

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U.S. meat and poultry manufacturers and processors are committed to reducing the number of foodborne illnesses, especially listeriosis, according to the chief scientist at the American Meat Institute (AMI) Foundation.
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Walmart fined more than $100 million for illegal disposal of chemicals

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The largest retail chain in the United States, Walmart, has been found guilty of disposing of toxic waste in court cases filed by the cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco.
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GE to invest billions to improve fracking

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GE believes that its efforts could mitigate the effects from fracking on the environment and could bring about innovative technology that would increase profit for clients.
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Nebraska mulls fracking chemicals disclosure

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Nebraska could be the next state that requires oil and gas drilling companies to disclose the chemicals used in their hydraulic fracturing operations, after it was announced that the state Oil and Gas Conservation Commission was working on new regulation.
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Scientists see potential for algae-based biofuel

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The United States is fully capable of producing biofuel from algae equal to the amount of energy that the country needs for a whole month every year, according to new research from the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
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INEOS Barex AG will acquire the Mitsui polyacrylonitriles business

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INEOS Barex AG has signed a binding agreement to acquire the polyacrylonitriles business from Mitsui Chemicals Inc. The value of the transaction was not disclosed.
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Houston to remain chemical-industry hotbed

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Business is looking good for the chemical industry in Houston, Texas. Significant shale gas production growth has led to a boom in chemical production as well, which in turn has resulted in the creation of jobs and a boost in construction in the area.
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US gas exports to Mexico on the rise, further growth expected

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New research from Barclays reveals that gas exports to Mexico have doubled over the past three years.
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Senators unveil bipartisan agreement to update Toxic Substances Control Act

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U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and David Vitter (R-LA) announced May 22 a bipartisan agreement to modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
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US petrochemical industry growth drives demand for skilled workers

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More than $217 billion will be invested over the next six years in downstream petrochemical production in the United States as a result of the shale gas boom that is boosting the U.S. petrochemical industry.
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