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Duke Energy recovers 2,500 tons of coal ash from Dan River

July 21, 2014
Electric-power Co. Duke Energy has dredged up approximately 2,500 tons of ash and sediment in its cleanup efforts in the aftermath of the Dan River spill. Tests on samples of water from the river and sediment at its bottom showed toxic metals below federal limits.
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And a bank shall lead them

July 21, 2014
At a July summit, the BRICS -- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa -- established its own development bank, to the tune of $100 billion.
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Koppers Holdings plans Illinois naphthalene plant

July 18, 2014
The company announced this week that it would apply for a series of environmental permits and was also looking at the possibility of consolidating its tar distillation businesses across North America. If all goes well, the company expects the facility to be in operation in early 2016.
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Praxair unveils plans for new nitrogen facility in New Mexico

July 16, 2014
Industrial gases company Praxair, Inc. has announced plans to expand its New Mexico facility, including the construction of a new nitrogen facility.
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Chemical plant poses threat to Tennessee river, environmentalists warn

July 15, 2014
U.S. Nitrogen has announced plans to use water from Tennessee's Nolichucky River in its chemical plant to produce ammonium nitrate, which has raised concerns among local communities and environmental groups.
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US lawmakers pass chemical facility security bill

July 9, 2014
The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill to authorize the Department of Homeland Security to establish standards protecting chemical facilities from terrorism.
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PPG Industries to take over Mexican coatings manufacturer

July 7, 2014
U.S. chemicals maker PPG Industries Inc. announced it has reached an agreement to take over Mexican architectural and industrial coatings firm Consorcio Comex for $2.3 billion.
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BASF to sell stake in joint venture to Ineos

July 7, 2014
Swiss-based multinational chemical company Ineos is to buy out BASF's 50-percent stake in Styrolution -- the joint venture formed by the two companies in 2011.
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Chem Show announces dates for 100th Anniversary event

July 1, 2014

The Chem Show will hold the 2015 100th Anniversary event on Nov. 17-19 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City, the show's organizers announced this week.


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US chemical output continues to rise in May

June 30, 2014
Chemical production rose across all regions in the United States except for the West Coast, with an overall increase of 0.4 percent in May.
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