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American Chemistry Council backs new law on toxic chemicals

April 12, 2013
Following the introduction of the Safe Chemicals Act of 2013, the American Chemistry Council agreed that an update of the Toxic Substances Control Act was necessary.
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Rising water costs could cause major shifts in processing landscape

April 9, 2013
In the last 12 years, says a recently published survey,“water rates have at least doubled in more than a quarter of the locations and even tripled in a few.” Continuing rate increases are expected of 5% to 15% every few years.
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Key indicators point to a robust 2013 CHEM SHOW

April 4, 2013
A steadily improving economy and the pressing need for manufacturers to invest in new processing equipment bodes well for both the chemical processing industries and the 55th biennial CHEM SHOW that will be held Dec. 10-12 in New York City.
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BASF combines water, oilfield and mining businesses

April 3, 2013
Chemical giant BASF has combined its businesses for water, oilfield and mining solutions in an effort to increase efficiency and foster growth.
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Explosion at Florida chemical plant causes $1 million in damage

April 1, 2013
An explosion and fire Thursday night at the Reichhold Chemicals Plant in Pensacola, Fla., caused approximately $1 million in damage, according to the state Fire Marshal's Office.
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Connecticut chemical company fined for violating environmental right-to-know requirements

April 1, 2013
5N Plus Inc. allegedly violated the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) by failing to report hazardous chemical inventories to emergency responders.
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SCADA ‘honeypot’ mimics water station, attracts 39 attacks from 14 different countries

March 26, 2013
SCADA systems are today the most common means for establishing computer-based production monitoring and control. While the SCADA security challenge is widely recognized, just how bad it is can be hard to say, since, for most companies, little is to be gained by talking publicly about the problem.It took only 18 hours to find the first signs of attack on one of the honeypots.
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NOAA partners with Dow to update chemical safety software tool

March 26, 2013
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is partnering with Dow Chemical to release an update to a federal software program used to prevent chemical incidents.
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Chemical plant explosion blamed on equipment malfunction

March 18, 2013
An explosion early Sunday morning at the Hexion Specialty Chemicals facility in Sheboygan, Wis., that caused about $25,000 in damage was blamed on an equipment malfunction.
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Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program lacks transparency

March 15, 2013
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has made notable progress on implementing the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program, but there is still room for improvement.
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