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Articles Tagged with ''chemical industry''

Human error identified as major cause of equipment failures in chemical process plants

July 2, 2013
One in five accidents caused by equipment failures in the chemical process industries are the result of human and organizational error.
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Texas businesses prepare toxic chemical release reports

June 18, 2013
Businesses across Texas are due to submit their reports on toxin releases for 2012 to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) next month and predictions are hard to make regarding this year's level of toxic chemicals released.
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Chemical accidents pose greater risk to public than terrorist attacks, research suggests

June 12, 2013
Hundreds of facilities across the United States are storing potentially hazardous chemicals that could cause a deadly blast, similar to the one at the West Fertilizer Co. plant in Texas in April.
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Bulk chemicals industry uses 5% of US energy

June 4, 2013
In 2010, bulk chemicals accounted for about 5% of the nation's energy use and were estimated by the Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis to provide the nation's economy with 1.4% of the nation's gross domestic product.
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Lightning strikes Houston chemical plant

April 24, 2013
Lightning struck a storage tank at a chemical plant in Houston early Wednesday morning and sparked a small fire.
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American Chemistry Council backs new law on toxic chemicals

April 12, 2013
Following the introduction of the Safe Chemicals Act of 2013, the American Chemistry Council agreed that an update of the Toxic Substances Control Act was necessary.
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Key indicators point to a robust 2013 CHEM SHOW

April 4, 2013
A steadily improving economy and the pressing need for manufacturers to invest in new processing equipment bodes well for both the chemical processing industries and the 55th biennial CHEM SHOW that will be held Dec. 10-12 in New York City.
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BASF combines water, oilfield and mining businesses

April 3, 2013
Chemical giant BASF has combined its businesses for water, oilfield and mining solutions in an effort to increase efficiency and foster growth.
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US oil, chemical companies battle over shale gas exports

April 2, 2013
Companies operating in the energy sector are rarely involved in open battles over market share, pricing or access to resources. However, the shale gas revolution in the U.S. may prove too profitable for large companies not to start bumping heads.
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Explosion at Florida chemical plant causes $1 million in damage

April 1, 2013
An explosion and fire Thursday night at the Reichhold Chemicals Plant in Pensacola, Fla., caused approximately $1 million in damage, according to the state Fire Marshal's Office.
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