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Salmonella outbreak from cucumbers hits 73 people in 18 states

The outbreak is linked to cucumbers imported from Mexico, the CDC said. So far, 14 people have been hospitalized.
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New facility turns wastewater into biofuel

Renewable energy company BlackGold Biofuels has opened a first-of-its-kind recycling facility in Charlotte, N.C., that turns wastewater into fuel.
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EU imposes two-year ban on neonicotinoid pesticides

The use of certain pesticides linked to bee deaths will be banned in the European Union, despite heated debates between member states on the issue, the European Commission (EC) has announced.
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Ecolab to acquire Purate business from AkzoNobel

Ecolab Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire AkzoNobel’s Purate business, which specializes in global antimicrobial water treatment technology.
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Industrial suppliers, ODVA define vision for industrial Ethernet

ODVA has launched an “initiative for process automation” — in cooperation with major suppliers to the process industries — to further accelerate adoption of industrial Ethernet in process automation.
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Shale oil projected to account for 9% of 2020 global oil production

Shale oil is set to increase its importance globally and will continue to expand in terms of production and share on the international energy market, to account for 9% of total global production.
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USDA inspectors expose dangerous chemical use in poultry plants

The Government Accountability Project (GAP) has issued evidence that it collected from federal poultry inspector whistleblowers regarding the use of chemicals in the U.S. poultry industry and the potential impact this has on human health.
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Eight injured in fire at Chevron Phillips Chemical plant

Eight workers suffered injuries in a fire that broke out early Saturday morning at the Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. plant in Port Arthur, Texas.
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Federal agencies criticized for oversight failure prior to Texas fertilizer plant explosion

The explosion at the Adair Grain Inc. fertilizer plant in Texas, which killed 14 and injured 200 people, has exposed serious lapses in federal agencies' oversight.
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Texas fertilizer plant blast may put projects worth $22 billion on hold

Projects worth $22 billion may be delayed as a direct consequence of the explosion.
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