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Partnership empowers M2M wireless communications for industry, infrastructure

In coming years, the process industries will be amongst those most affected by upgrades in communication infrastructure from legacy copper line systems to secure wireless connectivity. Two companies say they’re willing to sweat the details of how exactly that will happen.
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Positive results for second Williston Basin frack water treatment runs reported

Sionix Corp. says it has completed the second and final demonstration phase of testing its proprietary water treatment technology in the Williston Basin of North Dakota.
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FDA files injunction against fish products manufacturer

The U.S. Department of Justice has demanded a preliminary injunction on behalf of the U.S. FDA against New York City Fish, Inc., over concerns that its products do not meet federal standards of safety and could pose a threat to public health.
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Utah needs massive investment to tackle chemical pollution in water bodies

Utah might have to face a bill of $1.2 billion for tackling what regulators there believe is the most serious water problem the state has seen in the more than four decades since the federal Clean Water Act came into effect. The issue is related to the excess population of algae blooms in water that consume oxygen and threaten aquatic life.
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Obama administration proposes new rules for fracking operations

The rules would require all fracking operators to disclose some of the chemicals used in the process, in a move to address concerns over the impact of fracking on waterways and air.
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FDA launches software to boost food contamination protection

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is launching a new software tool that can help food production facilities prevent intentional food contamination.
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Dow to appeal court's order over alleged price fixing

U.S. giant Dow Chemical Company has announced that it will appeal the order issued by a federal court last week to pay a fine of $1.2 billion for allegedly fixing prices of urethane chemicals.
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Seminars on functional safety in the process industry kick off in May

KROHNE, Inc. will hold two seminars later this month designed to provide a thorough understanding of planning, documentation and operation of safety related systems.
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Global market for sensors to reach nearly $116.1 billion by 2019

The global market for sensors is expected to increase to $79.5 billion in 2014, reaching $116.1 billion by 2019, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.9%.
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Canada lagging behind other countries in wastewater treatment

Canada's methods of wastewater treatment are old-fashioned, ineffective and nothing short of a national embarrassment, according to the head of Lake Ontario Waterkeepers.
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