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Cabot Corp. to invest $84 million in air pollution control systems

November 25, 2013
Boston-based chemicals and performance materials company Cabot Corp. has agreed to pay a $975,000 civil penalty for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at three facilities.
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California chemical plant leak sickens 70 workers

November 25, 2013
The incident at the Solvay Chemicals plant in Carson, Calif., occurred when a scrubber machine malfunctioned and leaked sulfuric acid.
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Degradable plastics have detrimental effects on plastics recyclates, study finds

November 20, 2013
Adding even small quantities of degradable plastics to plastic recyclates could lead to unexpected changes that could be described as "detrimental," according to a new study.
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2013 Breakthrough Products on display in NYC at December’s Chem Show

November 19, 2013
Even for those especially adverse to the cold, the allure of Christmastime in Manhattan, as so lusciously depicted in the Hollywood movies, is a powerful one.
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US chemical production falls slightly in September

November 15, 2013
Chemical production activity in the United States dropped by 0.4% in September, following a revised 0.2% decline in August.
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Global polycarbonate capacity to grow more than 5% by 2018

November 15, 2013
The global polycarbonate market is set to increase by 3.2% in 2013, with demand reaching 3.7 million metric tons.
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Chemical release reported at Illinois plant, 18 sickened

November 13, 2013
The local fire department, ambulances and a hazardous materials crew were sent to the Stepan Chemical Company facility in response to an alert over the release of a heat transfer fluid known as Therminol.
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Explosion destroys chemical plant in Quebec

November 6, 2013
An explosion at a chemical plant in Granby, Quebec, on Oct. 30, prompted authorities to consider evacuating some parts of the town.
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New wave of lawsuits filed against DuPont for C8 use

October 30, 2013
Chemical giant DuPont is facing increased pressure as nine new lawsuits have been filed against the company in October, bringing the total number of legal cases against DuPont since April to 50.
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LSB Industries to receive $113 million in damages after chemical plant explosion

October 30, 2013
The facility, located in El Dorado, was a concentrated nitric acid plant but it was practically destroyed in an explosion in May last year.
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