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Chevron Phillips Chemical completes world's largest 1-hexene plant

June 16, 2014
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP announced June 12 the successful commissioning and start-up of the world’s largest on-purpose 1-hexene plant.
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Shale gas boom boosts demand for bio-based chemicals, report finds

June 16, 2014
Bio-based chemicals are the unexpected beneficiaries of the North American shale gas boom, says a special report from IHS.
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EU, US approaches to chemical regulation: Is there middle ground?

June 13, 2014
A large number of chemicals and food additives that are legal in the United States are banned for use in food and beverage manufacturing in some parts of the European Union. But does this mean that U.S. products put consumers at risk?
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Pesticide manufacturer fined for wrongful advertising of prairie dog bait

June 11, 2014
Milwaukee-based pesticide manufacturer Liphatech, Inc., will have to pay a $738,000 fine for violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).
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Student develops more energy efficient process for emulsion production

June 11, 2014
A more energy efficient process for emulsion production, with applications in the food industry and beyond, developed by a postdoctoral student in Birmingham, UK, has been recognized by the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE).
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Teva gets approval for generic version of pain reliever Celebrex

June 11, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first generic versions of pain relieving drug product Celebrex (celecoxib).
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Investigation into Williams Partners' safety practices causes alarm

June 11, 2014
Following a series of violations detected, the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has started a federal investigation into the company's safety practices.
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Chemical Safety Board releases new evidence on Deepwater Horizon explosion

June 11, 2014
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board has published a new report on the cause of the Deepwater Horizon rig oil spill in 2010, which killed 11 people and seriously injured 17 others.
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Louisiana governor restricts lawsuits against oil, gas companies

June 11, 2014
The bill will result in a "fair and more predictable legal environment" and will support businesses and job creation in Louisiana, Gov. Jindal said.
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US, Canadian authorities recall chia seed powder after Salmonella outbreak

June 6, 2014
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (FIA) has announced a recall of a range of products containing sprouted chia seed powder over concerns about a possible Salmonella contamination.
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