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BASF sets new ambitious goals for environment, health, safety

LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany — German chemical company BASF has established new ambitious environmental, health and safety goals, according to a report that appeared recently at Safety Online. The company wants
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Cement manufacturer fined $82,000 for toxic chemical reporting violations

PHILADELPHIA — Essroc Cement Corporation has agreed to pay a $82,000 penalty to settle alleged violations of toxic chemical reporting requirements at its manufacturing facility in Nazareth, Pa., according
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Obama to propose 28% corporate tax rate, 25% for manufacturers

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration today will propose lowering the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 28 percent as part of its effort to overhaul the nation’s tax
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Missing worker’s body found inside chemical tank

PORTLAND, Ore. — On Sunday, rescue crews recovered the body of a worker who had fallen into a 12-foot-deep chemical tank at an industrial site on Swan Island, OregonLive.com
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Lime mining and processing plant cited for air pollution violations

ROANOKE, Va. — A lime mining and processing plant in Giles County, Va., has agreed to pay a fine of $27,720 for violating air pollution standards, Roanoke.com reported. The
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Plastic manufacturer to open $5 million plant in Modesto, Calif.

MODESTO, Calif. — A Tennessee-based plastic manufacturer is investing more than $5 million to open a plant in southeast Modesto, Calif., The Modesto Bee reported. Ring Container Technologies will
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Dow offers to buy 50 dioxin-contaminated properties

MIDLAND, Mich. — Dow Chemical Co. is offering to purchase about 50 properties near its chemical plant, where airborne emissions contaminated the soil with dioxin, according to a press
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Hazmat crew works to clean up chemical spill at Mississippi plant

GULFPORT, Miss. — A hazmat crew is working to clean up a corrosive liquid spill at Channel Chemical Corp. in Gulfport, Miss., SunHerald.com reported. The spill apparently occurred after
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Worker dies in industrial accident at Texas City plant

TEXAS CITY, Texas — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating an industrial accident that killed one worker at the Dallas Group Of America’s Texas City plant Saturday,
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Fire erupts at chemical plant in Pennsylvania

EASTON, Penn. — A fire erupted at a chemical plant near Easton, Penn., Monday night, engulfing a building at the plant and spreading a plume of smoke across a
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