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Articles Tagged with ''chemical industry''

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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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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