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Scientists call for tougher chemical regulation

February 21, 2014
There should be stricter rules on and control over chemical safety globally if governments and authorities want to protect children from potential brain damage caused by chemical exposure, scientists have warned.
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Report predicts rise in global chemical industry mergers & acquisitions

February 14, 2014
Mergers and acquisitions activity in 2014 for the global chemical industry will likely increase due to downstream value-added opportunities, continued strength in specialty chemicals and portfolio realignments in North America.
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EPA: Toxic chemicals releases dropped 12% in 2012

February 10, 2014
Overall, 3.63 billion pounds of toxic chemicals were released into the air, water or land in 2012, the report found.
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Delays in Asian coal-to-chemicals plants give oil-based facilities chance to profit

January 15, 2014
Although coal is still the dominant force on the Chinese energy market, there is an opportunity for crude-oil-based chemical plants to take off over the next three years.
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US chemical production falls slightly in September

November 15, 2013
Chemical production activity in the United States dropped by 0.4% in September, following a revised 0.2% decline in August.
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EPA presents new rule on use of perfluorinated chemicals

October 4, 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is making moves to block the import of potentially toxic perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), which are used in many manufacturing and industrial applications.
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Improved chemical plant safety goal impeded by faulty accident data

August 27, 2013
About 90% of all national data on chemical plants in the United States is wrong, suggesting that the real risk of an incident occurring cannot be accurately estimated, according to a new investigation.
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LSB to build ammonia plant in Arkansas

August 15, 2013
LSB Industries' Chemical Business has announced plans to construct a 375,000 ton per year ammonia plant at the El Dorado Chemical Co. (EDC) site in El Dorado, Ark.
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Train derails in Louisiana, spills hazardous chemicals

August 6, 2013
About 100 homes in the small town of Lawtell, La., were evacuated this weekend after a train carrying sodium hydroxide and other chemicals derailed.
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EPA changes chemical assessment processes

August 5, 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is overhauling its Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Program in a bid to make the program more transparent and to improve the process of scientific assessments.
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