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$384 billion needed for drinking water infrastructure by 2030, EPA survey shows

EPA’s fifth Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment identifies investments needed over the next 20 years for thousands of miles of pipes and thousands of treatment plants, storage tanks and water distribution systems.
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US imposes sanctions on Iran's petrochemical sector

The United States is imposing sanctions on Iran's petrochemical industry in a bid to cut off funds that the Islamic republic might use for developing its nuclear program.
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Meat, poultry, seafood packaging trends revealed

The U.S. meat, poultry and seafood packaging market will be driven by increased demand for flexible solutions, ready-to-eat packaging and poultry packaging applications over the years until 2017.
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Bulk chemicals industry uses 5% of US energy

In 2010, bulk chemicals accounted for about 5% of the nation's energy use and were estimated by the Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis to provide the nation's economy with 1.4% of the nation's gross domestic product.
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Canadian refineries ramp up crude exports from US

Canadian refineries are working to increase their use of crude oil from the United States, particularly from Texas and North Dakota.
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Food processors should take public opinion into account when using processing aids, expert claims

Processing aids are very useful when eliminating E.coli from meat, poultry and other food products, but food companies should be aware of how consumers view chemicals.
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Water and wastewater pipe market predicted to grow

Following a period of weaker market activity and sluggish demand, the U.S. water and wastewater pipe market is set to rebound and increase gains dramatically.
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Siemens acquires production planning and scheduling software supplier

Siemens said it hopes the acquisition of Preactor Group will further expand its lead in the industry software market.
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US meat and poultry producers join forces to reduce Listeria outbreaks

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

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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