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World Health Organization warns of health risks from synthetic chemicals

February 25, 2013
According to the global health watchdog, the danger comes from so-called "gender-bending" compounds that are very common in a range of everyday products, such as toys, baby bottles and credit cards.
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KROHNE Offers Online Academy

February 22, 2013
KROHNE, Inc. announces the availability of the KROHNE academy, featuring Web-based training on measurement technologies and other topics of interest to process measurement personnel.
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PET water bottle recycling rates on the rise

February 22, 2013
Manufacturers of bottled water are on the right path to reducing the environmental footprint of their products.
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North Carolina to vote on lifting fracking ban

February 21, 2013
The state of North Carolina is considering moves to lift the ban on fracking operations, despite concerns raised by green organizations that drilling works might pose a threat to the environment.
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Engineer suffers chemical burns at GlaxoSmithKline plant

February 20, 2013
A 20-year-old engineer suffered chemical burns Tuesday in an industrial accident at a GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) plant.
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Occidental exec re-elected board chair of American Chemical Society

February 20, 2013
William F. Carroll, vice president at Occidental Chemical Corp. in Dallas, Texas, has been re-elected chair of the Board of Directors of the American Chemical Society (ACS).
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Dow Chemical authorizes $1.5 billion share buy-back program

February 19, 2013
The Dow Chemical Company announced Friday that its board of directors has approved a share buy-back program, authorizing the repurchase of up to $1.5 billion of the company's common stock.
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Erie County, Pa., honors Eriez for contributions to local economy

February 19, 2013
The Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Erie County presented magnetic equipment manufacturer Eriez with its annual Keystone Award during a dinner ceremony on Jan. 17 at the Bayfront Convention Center.
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Organic baby spinach recalled in 36 states due to E. coli

February 19, 2013
Organic baby spinach products manufactured by California-based Taylor Farms Retail Inc. have been voluntarily recalled, following an alert over possible Enterohemorrhagic E. coli contamination.
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EPA ruling on Arizona coal power plants sparks criticism

February 19, 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has plans to introduce rigorous pollution control on coal-fired power plants, causing a wave of criticism from Arizona Republicans who have compared the move to the "tyrannical micromanaging that caused the Founding Fathers to revolt against England."
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