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Mistakes in dangerous chemicals reporting put lives at risk, investigation reveals

July 11, 2013
The federal program that aims to inform the U.S. population of the presence of hazardous chemicals is dangerously compromised in many states and could be ineffective in the event of an incident.
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Ashland subsidiary to pay $2 million penalty for violations at resin disposal site

July 10, 2013
The settlement pertains to the company’s failure to notify EPA about three uncontrolled releases of hazardous substances from the site’s treatment system.
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BASF ups agricultural investments, announces initiatives for Asia Pacific

July 1, 2013
BASF’s Crop Protection Div. says it will address challenges in food availability and quality of life in the Asia Pacific by introducing new technologies, broadening farmer education and co-creation initiatives and increasing investments in production capacity and R&D.
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Total to modernize Antwerp refining and petrochemical platform

July 1, 2013
Total has approved a €1 billion modernization project for its Antwerp production facilities, the company’s largest European refining and petrochemical platform. Total says the decision is in line with the Group’s strategy of focusing its investment on its large integrated platforms to position them among the most competitive of the industry.
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Booming La. chemical industry boosts economy, addresses safety issues

June 26, 2013
Hundreds of chemical plant facilities stretch along the Mississippi River from New Orleans to Baton Rouge. Explosions, chemical releases and other accidents are real threats, but emergency officials say they’re well-drilled to respond.
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Energy market changes lead to questions about renewable fuels

June 24, 2013
A hearing on federal renewable fuel standards was held earlier this month and included representatives of the U.S. EPA, the American Petroleum Institute, the Energy Policy Research Foundation and the Union of Concerned Scientists.
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Explosion at Louisiana chemical plant kills one, injures 77

June 18, 2013
An explosion at a chemical plant in the state of Louisiana last week killed at least one person and injured 77 more, local officials have said.
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Chemical accidents pose greater risk to public than terrorist attacks, research suggests

June 12, 2013
Hundreds of facilities across the United States are storing potentially hazardous chemicals that could cause a deadly blast, similar to the one at the West Fertilizer Co. plant in Texas in April.
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INEOS Barex AG will acquire the Mitsui polyacrylonitriles business

May 28, 2013
INEOS Barex AG has signed a binding agreement to acquire the polyacrylonitriles business from Mitsui Chemicals Inc. The value of the transaction was not disclosed.
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Houston to remain chemical-industry hotbed

May 28, 2013
Business is looking good for the chemical industry in Houston, Texas. Significant shale gas production growth has led to a boom in chemical production as well, which in turn has resulted in the creation of jobs and a boost in construction in the area.
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