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Canada backs major western LNG project

Facility in British Columbia could support up to 4,000 sustainable jobs.
By Daniel J. Graeber Follow @dan_graeber Contact the Author   |   Sept. 28, 2016 at 7:24 AM

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- In what's the largest capital investment in provincial history, the government of British Columbia welcomed the sanctioning of a liquefied natural gas facility.

The federal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signed off on a $27 billion planned LNG project steered by a division of the Malaysian energy company known as Petronas.

"This is a significant milestone, and the last major requirement for Pacific NorthWest LNG before a final investment decision can be made," British Columbia Premier Christy Clark said in a statement.

As the largest investment project ever proposed for the province, the premier said the project offers an "unprecedented" opportunity for the region's economy.

Project consortium Pacific NorthWest LNG said last year making a final investment on the project was contingent upon regulatory approval. The company said the facility, once built, could add 4,000 sustainable jobs to the provincial economy.

The company, which defended its interest in the project earlier this year, could be able to convert enough product to the super-cooled gas form to meet the delivery equivalent of one tanker per day.

Canada relies heavily on oil and gas to fuel its economy, though Trudeau has expressed reservations about adding more energy infrastructure in national territory, preferring a greener agenda.

Kinder Morgan was dealt a setback early this year when the provincial government of British Columbia raised questions about plans to expand the existing Trans Mountain pipeline network to triple its capacity to around 890,000 barrels of oil per day.

Energy plans for the western Canadian coast have riled conservation groups and members of the aboriginal community worried about the condition of the region's environment.

Clark in 2014 recused herself from decisions about an oil refinery planned by Pacific Future Energy Corp. Her former husband, Mark Marissen, was named executive vice president of communications at the company.

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Tyson recalls 66 tons of chicken nuggets, citing possible plastic in meat

The company is recalling 132,650 pounds of the product, sold in 5-pound bags.
By Ed Adamczyk Follow @adamczyk_ed Contact the Author   |   Sept. 28, 2016 at 7:22 AM

SPRINGDALE , Ark., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Tyson Foods, Inc. announced the recall of more than 66 tons of chicken nuggets sold at Costco locations, citing the possibility of plastic in the meat.

The recall affects 5-pound bags of Tyson Fully Cooked Panko Chicken Nuggets sold across the country and a small number of 20-pound cases of bulk Spare Time brand cooked nugget-shaped chicken breast patty fritters with rib meat, sold to a Pennsylvania wholesaler.

The Tyson announcement Tuesday said a small number of customers found pieces of hard plastic in the nuggets, although no injuries were reported.

Tyson voluntarily recalled 132,520 pounds of the product. Chicken nuggets sold in smaller packages or at other retailers are not affected by the recall.

The recall involved Tyson Fully Cooked Panko Chicken Nuggets sold at Costco since July, item number 23575-928, with a UPC code of 0-237000-3558-5, case codes of 2006SDL03 or 2006SDL33 and the "Best if used by" date of July 18, 2017, stamped on the bag.

Tyson advises customers should cut the UPC and date code from the bag and return it to Tyson for a full refund, discarding the bag and its contents. Additional information is available at Tyson Customer Relations, 1-866-328-3156.

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