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Explosion at Quebec chemical plant injures one

An explosion at a chemical plant in Becancour, Quebec, caused injuries to one person but is not expected to result in any environmental damage.
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Minnesota bans use of triclosan in consumer products

The governor of Minnesota, Mark Dayton, has signed a bill that effectively outlaws the use of triclosan in products such as soaps, shampoos and body washes.
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US federal agencies prescribe measures to enhance chemical safety

A federal working group that includes the U.S. Department of Labor, the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has brought forth measures to improve chemical plant safety and security.
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Chevron Phillips Chemical completes world's largest 1-hexene plant

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

Bio-based chemicals are the unexpected beneficiaries of the North American shale gas boom, says a special report from IHS.
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GEO Specialty Chemicals to build polyaluminum chloride facility in Texas

GEO Specialty Chemicals, Inc. (GEO) broke ground June 10 on a new facility to produce polyaluminum chloride (PAC) products for use in water treatment.
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EU, US approaches to chemical regulation: Is there middle ground?

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

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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Chemicals in everyday products found to cause breast cancer in lab rodents

Chemicals found in everyday products have been found to cause breast cancer in laboratory rodents, suggesting that they may have a similar effect in humans.
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Evacuations ordered following New Mexico biofuel plant explosions

About 1,200 residents in Dona Ana County, New Mexico, were ordered to evacuate on May 27 after a series of explosions were recorded at a biofuel facility in the area.
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