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Dow to close plants in Texas

September 10, 2009
In a press release statement, the Dow Chemical Company announced it will close the styrene monomer and ethylbenzene production units at its Dow Texas Operations site in Freeport, Texas by
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Air Products & Chemicals buys Texas hydrogen plant

September 3, 2009
According to the Associated Press, Air Products & Chemicals Inc. has paid an undisclosed amount for a new hydrogen facility expected to be operational by March of next year. Air
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Strike over at Bemis plant in Indiana

September 1, 2009
Normal 0 0 1 101 580 4 1 712 11.1282 0 0 0 According to the Associated Press, union members have approved a new contract that ends a strike
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WV plant to cut storage of deadly chemical

August 26, 2009
Bayer CropScience’s West Virginia plant will reduce its storage of a toxic chemical that was in danger of being released in a deadly explosion nearly a year ago, according to
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Millions live in chemical disaster zones in 16 states

August 19, 2009
Normal 0 0 1 343 1957 16 3 2403 11.1282 0 0 0 In a Greenpeace press release, a new survey of data on 18 “high risk” chemical facilities
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DuPont combines businesses, reorganizes leadership

August 17, 2009
In a bid to streamline its business, DuPont’s finance chief will move to a new role and its chief operating officer will retire as the chemical maker consolidates 23 businesses
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One employee dead, several hurt in Mississippi plant explosion

July 30, 2009
One person was killed and others injured in an explosion at a copper tubing plant in northeast Mississippi, emergency officials said, reported by the Associated Press. Itawamba County Coroner Steven
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Wisconsin Supreme Court gives victory to lead paint makers

July 15, 2009
The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that children poisoned by lead paint cannot allege that manufacturers defectively designed the product since the dangerous lead was a key ingredient. According to the
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Celanese to close subsidiary, cut 350 jobs

July 8, 2009
Bizjournals.com reports that Chemical maker Celanese Corp. has reached a final agreement with workers on how the corporation will shut down its Acetex Chimie subsidiary, which is located in Pardies,
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Dow Chemical to close three US plants

July 1, 2009
The Associated Press reports that Dow Chemical Co. will close three Louisiana plants as part of a shift away from basic chemicals toward the lucrative business of specialty chemicals. The
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