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Yara, BASF plan investment in US ammonia plant

Norway's Yara, the top global producer of nitrate fertilizers, is planning a big investment in the United States in partnership with German chemicals giant BASF.
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OSHA finds 24 safety violations after explosion at West Fertilizer plant

OSHA accused the Texas plant of dangerous storage of ammonium nitrate and exposing workers to the danger of chemical burns, as well as inhalation hazards from anhydrous ammonia.
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Explosion at Dow Chemical plant kills worker

A 51-year-old worker was killed in an explosion at the Dow Chemical facility in North Andover, Mass., on Oct. 9, it has been confirmed.
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Preliminary findings on Louisiana petrochemical plant explosion revealed

Findings from an internal investigation by Louisiana-based Williams Olefins have shown that the fire and explosion that killed two people and injured 77 others on June 13 were caused by a ruptured reboiler and the vapor cloud it released.
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EPA presents new rule on use of perfluorinated chemicals

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is making moves to block the import of potentially toxic perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), which are used in many manufacturing and industrial applications.
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Blast at Essex chemical plant causes caustic soda leak

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

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

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

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

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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