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Blast at Essex chemical plant causes caustic soda leak

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An explosion at an industrial chemical plant in southeast England on Thursday led to a leak of caustic soda, forcing local people to stay indoors for hours until the situation was deemed safe by the emergency services.
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Exposure to chemicals in environment linked to reproductive health issues

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Scientists are calling for more extensive research into the potential harm that chemical contamination may have on pregnancy and fertility.
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Unidentified chemical spill prompts evacuation at Arizona recycling facility

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Nearly two dozen people were sickened by a chemical spill at a recycling facility in Phoenix, Ariz., in the early morning of Sept. 18.
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Dow Chemical announces new investments on US Gulf Coast

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Dow said the new investments coupled with the company's current projects in the region are expected to generate earnings of approximately $2.5 billion.
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Improved chemical plant safety goal impeded by faulty accident data

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About 90% of all national data on chemical plants in the United States is wrong, suggesting that the real risk of an incident occurring cannot be accurately estimated, according to a new investigation.
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Explosions cause serious damage at Georgia chemical plant

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A series of explosions occurred at a chemical plant in the City of Valdosta, Ga., on Aug. 14, injuring three people and causing fire at the site.
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LSB to build ammonia plant in Arkansas

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LSB Industries' Chemical Business has announced plans to construct a 375,000 ton per year ammonia plant at the El Dorado Chemical Co. (EDC) site in El Dorado, Ark.
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Train derails in Louisiana, spills hazardous chemicals

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About 100 homes in the small town of Lawtell, La., were evacuated this weekend after a train carrying sodium hydroxide and other chemicals derailed.
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President Obama orders review of chemical plant safety

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U.S. President Barack Obama has instructed federal agencies to start a probe into safety rules at chemical plants as part of a project intended to prevent incidents similar to the deadly blast at the fertilizer plant in West, Texas in April.
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What do Thomas Edison and thousands of processing professionals have in common?

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From the very first event in 1915, when America’s most famous inventor came looking for inspiration, until this year, the CHEM SHOW has always been a leading source of innovative solutions for processing professionals.
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