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Articles Tagged with ''chemical industry''

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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Risk-based asset management enhanced through real-time modeling tools

July 3, 2013
Framework juxtaposes corrosion prediction/quantification model data with real-time process conditions and facilitates accurate, relevant risk assessments
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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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