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Statoil discovers new North Sea oil reserves

Norwegian energy giant Statoil announced Friday that it had found "significant" new oil resources in the North Sea.
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JBS opens new ground beef production facility in Arizona

The 16,000-square-foot facility will produce a variety ground beef items for retail, foodservice and distribution customers.
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Compounding pharmacy issues recall over sterility doubts

Florida-based Balanced Solutions Compounding Pharmacy has issued a voluntary recall of all lots of its sterile non-expired drug products sold nationwide following concerns that their sterility may be compromised.
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Texas fertilizer plant failed to report ammonium nitrate amounts

The company that owns the West, Texas, fertilizer plant that exploded last week failed to tell the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) about the large amounts of ammonium nitrate it was storing onsite.
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Watchdog releases initial report on Chevron refinery fire

Federal investigators at the Chemical Safety Board have presented their preliminary findings regarding last year's fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond, Calif.
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Foodservice packaging industry upbeat for 2013

The North American and European foodservice packaging industries are likely to grow in 2013, with the recovering economy and more stable input pricing the most powerful drivers for growth.
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Welding issues major cause of pipeline failures

The question of efficiency and safety of pipes produced decades ago and in use almost as many years has recently caused much debate, following a number of pipeline ruptures that have caused problems across the U.S.
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Think tank highlights benefits of energy-from-waste facilities

The U.S. needs to construct more energy-from-waste (EfW) facilities to ensure that methane emissions from waste deposited at landfills is reduced, according to the Center for American Progress.
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EPA, Tyson Foods settle chemical leak cases

Tyson Foods Inc. has reached an agreement that requires the company to pay a $3.95 million fine for incidents in which anhydrous ammonia leaks caused one fatality, a number of injuries and property damage.
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BP faces $1 billion lawsuit over toxic chemical releases

According to the lawsuit's 474 plaintiffs, BP's refinery released sulfur dioxide, methyl carpaptan, dimethyl disulfide and other toxic chemicals for 15 consecutive days in November 2011.
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