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Explosion kills at least five at Chinese chemical plant

April 22, 2014
An explosion at a chemical factory located in east China's Jiangsu province has killed at least five people and left 10 more injured.
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ExxonMobil Chemical opens synthetic base stocks production plant in Texas

April 18, 2014
ExxonMobil Chemical has opened a new manufacturing facility that will allow the company to produce up to 50,000 tons of SpectraSyn Elite metallocene polyalphaolefin (mPAO) synthetic lubricant base stocks annually.
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Montana bio-based chemical startup secures investment to start production

April 15, 2014
The capital will allow Rivertop Renewables to expand its production of chemicals, like detergents and corrosion inhibitors, manufactured entirely from natural plant sugars.
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Health organizations warn of chemical exposure risks to pregnant women

March 26, 2014
Exposure to toxic chemicals used in the production of a wide range of household products and other everyday objects could have a negative effect on many people's reproductive health.
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Florida regulator takes action against chemical company for soil contamination

March 26, 2014
Florida environmental officials have taken formal enforcement action against Utah-based Thatcher Chemical of Florida, Inc., following the company's improper disposal of chemical waste near its facility at DeLand and Palmetto, Fla.
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Emergency crews respond to Michigan chemical plant incident

March 17, 2014
A chemical reaction at a manufacturing facility in Grand Rapids, Mich., on March 13 caused an evacuation of the surrounding area.
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Pulcra Chemicals plans $3.1 million investment in South Carolina

March 14, 2014
German specialty chemicals supplier Pulcra Chemicals will invest $3.1 million to expand its manufacturing operation in York County, S.C.
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Solvay, Mississippi torrefaction company announce JV to produce biomass

March 14, 2014
The new facility will be located in Quitman, Miss., and will produce torrefied biomass -- a product that can be used as a fully sustainable alternative to coal.
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EU chemical industry on the verge of collapse, Ineos boss warns

March 11, 2014
The European chemical industry is in grave danger and a large part of it might close down within the next 10 years, Jim Ratcliffe, chairman of chemical giant Ineos, has warned.
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EPA to review VOC emissions reporting requirements by December 2014

March 3, 2014
EPA has reached a settlement in a lawsuit involving its delay in changes to rules on reporting emissions from chemical facilities and refineries.
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