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Articles Tagged with ''chemical industry''

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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President Obama orders review of chemical plant safety

August 5, 2013
U.S. President Barack Obama has instructed federal agencies to start a probe into safety rules at chemical plants as part of a project intended to prevent incidents similar to the deadly blast at the fertilizer plant in West, Texas in April.
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BASF to build polymerization plant in Shanghai

July 31, 2013
Chemical company BASF has announced plans to build a new polymerization plant with a capacity of 100,000 metric tons per year in Shanghai, China.
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Newly discovered chemical reaction could streamline production of pharmaceuticals, other compounds

July 24, 2013
University of Texas researchers have discovered a new chemical reaction that could help lower the cost and streamline the manufacture of compounds ranging from agricultural chemicals to pharmaceuticals.
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Houston tops list of best cities for chemical engineers

July 24, 2013
Consumer finance website ValuePenguin has released its list of the top 20 cities for chemical engineers, and Houston, Texas, came out on top.
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Fire breaks out at Lonza chemical plant in Pennsylvania

July 23, 2013
A fire broke out at the Lonza chemical plant in Williamsport, Pa., on Sunday morning, causing damage to the facility but putting no lives at risk, either at the plant, or in town.
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Environmental activists block entrance to North Carolina chemical plant

July 12, 2013
Members of North Carolina-based environmental group Croatan Earth First blocked the entrance to Momentive Specialty Chemicals' facility in Morganton, N.C., last week during a demonstration to protest hydraulic fracturing.
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California senator proposes stricter safety rules on chemical plants

July 12, 2013
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer has called for state and federal agencies to review rules for handling the potentially explosive fertilizer ammonium nitrate, claiming that lax oversight may be a risk factor for possible future incidents.
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Michigan State scientists receive $14 million grant to study dioxins

July 12, 2013
More than $14 million has been granted to Michigan State University (MSU) by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences' Superfund Research Program for the completion of a scientific study into dioxins.
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Mistakes in dangerous chemicals reporting put lives at risk, investigation reveals

July 11, 2013
The federal program that aims to inform the U.S. population of the presence of hazardous chemicals is dangerously compromised in many states and could be ineffective in the event of an incident.
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