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G.E. Buying Dresser for $3 Billion

October 6, 2010
The New York Times reports, General Electric has agreed to buy privately held energy company Dresser for $3 billion. The deal is the largest industrial acquisition by G.E. since 2007,
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Toxic Sludge Floods Hungary Killing Four

October 6, 2010
Hungary''s top investigative agency opened a criminal probe into the toxic sludge flood, while the European Union and environmental groups warned the disaster could have long-term consequences for countries along
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Dow Chemical Company Receives 2010 Robert W. Campbell Award

October 5, 2010
The National Safety Council presented The Dow Chemical Company with its 2010 Robert W. Campbell Award at the opening session of the NSC 2010 Congress & Expo, the world''s
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Dow Introduces PVC/Halogen-Free Solution that Meets Key Global Standards

September 30, 2010
Developed by Dow Wire & Cable, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, DOW SUSTAIN™ offers the first PVC and halogen-free compounds that meet key global industry standards for
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Dow Chemical and Flexible Products Co Settle with Miners

September 29, 2010
Dow Chemical Company and Flexible Products Co settled with nearly 1,400 miners in an Alabama court over the miners'' claims they were exposed to hazardous chemicals, Dow said reports Reuters.
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Companies Fined for Chlorine Dioxide Death

September 28, 2010
Crisp-maker Walkers and chemical distributor Omnichem have been fined a total of £350,000, after a worker was killed by a cloud of toxic gas, reports BBC News. Driver John
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BASF and Solix Biofuels Collaborate to Produce Specialty Chemicals from Algae

September 23, 2010
BASF and Solix Biofuels, Inc. announced that they have signed an agreement to investigate the use of algae to produce certain chemicals for BASF, reports MarketWire. Solix is a leading
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Albemarle Announces Breakthrough in Curatives Technology

September 22, 2010
PRNewswire reports, Albemarle Corporation has commercialized ETHACURE® 90, a new polymer chain extender that improves the processing capability of polyurea and polyurethane spray elastomer coating systems used in applications such
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Dow Chemical Unit Stands Trial over Cancer Cluster

September 21, 2010
An Illinois community claims Dow Chemical Unit caused about 30 residents to develop brain cancer because of industrial pollution from one of its plants, a lawyer told jurors, reports Bloomberg
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Explosion at Chemical Factory Kills Worker

September 16, 2010
The Associated Foreign Press reports, one person was killed and three others injured on Wednesday in an explosion in an Arizona Chemicals factory in central Finland. The injured were taken
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