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Dow Chemical receives $2.2 billion in legal settlement

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The $2.2 billion payment from Kuwaiti-owned Petrochemical Industries Co. (PIC) settles a lengthy legal dispute over the failed K-Dow joint venture.
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Dow Chemical awards major EPC contract to Fluor

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Dow Chemical Co. has awarded a major contract to engineering construction company Fluor Corp. to execute a significant portion of its U.S. Gulf Coast investments.
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EU imposes two-year ban on neonicotinoid pesticides

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The use of certain pesticides linked to bee deaths will be banned in the European Union, despite heated debates between member states on the issue, the European Commission (EC) has announced.
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Eight injured in fire at Chevron Phillips Chemical plant

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Eight workers suffered injuries in a fire that broke out early Saturday morning at the Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. plant in Port Arthur, Texas.
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Federal agencies criticized for oversight failure prior to Texas fertilizer plant explosion

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The explosion at the Adair Grain Inc. fertilizer plant in Texas, which killed 14 and injured 200 people, has exposed serious lapses in federal agencies' oversight.
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Texas fertilizer plant blast may put projects worth $22 billion on hold

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Projects worth $22 billion may be delayed as a direct consequence of the explosion.
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California court removes BPA from toxic chemicals list

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The question over the potential toxic properties of BPA appears to have been reopened once again in the state of California, following a court's ruling that removed it from the list of "chemicals known to cause birth defects."
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Lightning strikes Houston chemical plant

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Lightning struck a storage tank at a chemical plant in Houston early Wednesday morning and sparked a small fire.
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FDA could face legal action over triclosan review

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The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Natural Resources Defense Council could pursue legal action against the FDA, trying to force the agency to finalize its regulation of triclosan, a chemical used in over-the-counter antiseptic antimicrobial soap, in toys and other consumer products
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Texas fertilizer plant failed to report ammonium nitrate amounts

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The company that owns the West, Texas, fertilizer plant that exploded last week failed to tell the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) about the large amounts of ammonium nitrate it was storing onsite.
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