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Global oil and gas industry relies on automation for growth

March 4, 2013
Oil and gas companies outside the Unites States have had to take radical measures to remain competitive in a constantly changing market that seems to be currently favoring U.S. businesses.
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New polyethylene plant to be built in West Virginia

March 1, 2013
A new polyethylene (PE) manufacturing facility, with its own "small" ethane cracker is set to open in West Virginia.
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Safety key for meat processing plants

March 1, 2013
Although safety is a top priority for all food manufacturers, meat and poultry processors face stricter control and tougher regulation. However, these are not the only challenges they have to deal with.
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Worker killed at drilling site in Ohio

February 27, 2013
One worker was killed and another suffered a severe head injury Monday morning in an accident at an oil and gas drilling site in Carroll County, Ohio.
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Recycling rate for plastic bags, films growing in US, ACC report shows

February 27, 2013
More than 1 billion pounds of post-consumer plastic bags and films were collected for recycling in the United States in 2011, a new report from the American Chemistry Council has shown.
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New drugs launched in UK on the rise

February 27, 2013
Recent research by a team of scientists at Birmingham University in central England has dismissed fears that British patients might have to cope with a shortage of drugs.
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FDA takes action against Chicago-based sprout producer

February 27, 2013
The U.S. Food And Drug Administration has entered into a consent decree of permanent injunction with U Joo Foods, headquartered in Chicago, Ill., a sprout processor whose production had failed to meet sanitary standards.
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Chemical plant explosion in China forces 20,000 to evacuate

February 26, 2013
An explosion and fire Monday morning at a chemical plant in southwestern China injured at least five workers and forced the evacuation of more than 20,000 people in the area.
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New directive proposed for EU oil and gas companies

February 26, 2013
The European Commission (EC) has proposed new regulations that could require oil and gas companies operating on European Union territory to submit emergency response plans and show evidence that they are able to fund the fixing of potential environmental damage caused during operation.
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Automation key for ensuring food safety, equipment manufacturer claims

February 26, 2013
Anticipated reforms mean that food processing plants are likely to face serious challenges in complying with the new regulations. One of the key elements to make sure products are safe is prevention of potential bacterial contamination.
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