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BASF to build polymerization plant in Shanghai

Chemical company BASF has announced plans to build a new polymerization plant with a capacity of 100,000 metric tons per year in Shanghai, China.
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Fracking industry slams proposed public land operations regulation

U.S. oil and gas producers will have to pay an extra $345 million per year, or about $96,913 per well on average, under new proposed regulation by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regarding onshore hydraulic fracturing on public land.
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Industry organization challenges link between fracking and earthquakes

Findings from recent research that linked hydraulic fracturing to an increased number and strength of earthquakes have sparked a new wave of debate relating to whether the economic benefits of fracking outweigh the potential risks.
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Florida propane plant explosion injures seven workers

Several powerful explosions shook a propane plant in Lake County, Fla., in the night of July 29, injuring seven people and prompting the evacuation of residents at least half a mile away.
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Oshkosh, Wis., ordered to reduce phosphorus discharges from wastewater plant

The city of Oshkosh, Wis., will have to significantly reduce the amount of phosphorus discharged from its wastewater treatment plant under the terms of its new discharge permit.
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Kansas City water worker dies in sewer line accident

Kansas City officials have announced that an incident at a city sewer line led to the death of a 40-year-old city water department employee.
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Increase in line speed at poultry plants could cause more injuries, contamination

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to introduce new rules at poultry plants that would see the speed of lines at processing facilities increase to 175 birds per minute, up from the current 140 birds per minute.
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EPA slammed for spending $2.4 million on Pebble Mine review

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been criticized after disclosing that it had spent $2.4 million on reviewing the proposed open-pit copper and gold Pebble Mine in southwest Alaska.
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Fire breaks out at natural gas well offshore Louisiana

A natural gas well about 55 miles off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico caught fire on July 23 following a blowout that caused the evacuation of the rig.
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Southern Research Institute to develop fracking wastewater treatment technology

Southern Research Institute and the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA) have started a joint project to develop methods and technologies aimed at improving shale gas hydraulic fracturing water treatment.
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