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EPA presents new rule on use of perfluorinated chemicals

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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Blast at Essex chemical plant causes caustic soda leak

An explosion at an industrial chemical plant in southeast England on Thursday led to a leak of caustic soda, forcing local people to stay indoors for hours until the situation was deemed safe by the emergency services.
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Exposure to chemicals in environment linked to reproductive health issues

Scientists are calling for more extensive research into the potential harm that chemical contamination may have on pregnancy and fertility.
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Unidentified chemical spill prompts evacuation at Arizona recycling facility

Nearly two dozen people were sickened by a chemical spill at a recycling facility in Phoenix, Ariz., in the early morning of Sept. 18.
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Dow Chemical announces new investments on US Gulf Coast

Dow said the new investments coupled with the company's current projects in the region are expected to generate earnings of approximately $2.5 billion.
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Improved chemical plant safety goal impeded by faulty accident data

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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Explosions cause serious damage at Georgia chemical plant

A series of explosions occurred at a chemical plant in the City of Valdosta, Ga., on Aug. 14, injuring three people and causing fire at the site.
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LSB to build ammonia plant in Arkansas

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

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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President Obama orders review of chemical plant safety

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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