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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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United Technologies studying sale of pumps division

HARTFORD, Conn. — United Technologies Corp. is weighing the sale of its pump and compressor unit to raise capital for the purchase of aerospace supplier Goodrich Corp., Bloomberg reported.
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3M names new president and CEO

ST. PAUL, Minn. — 3M has named Inge G. Thulin as its next president and CEO, effective Feb. 24., according to a press release. Thulin succeeds Sir George W.
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Dover Chemical fined $1.4 million for Toxic Substances Control Act violations

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Dover Chemical Corporation has agreed to pay $1.4 million in civil penalties for
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American Chemistry Council launches energy advocacy campaign

WASHINGTON — The American Chemistry Council (ACC) announced Tuesday the launch of a new energy advocacy and awareness campaign, “From Chemistry to Energy,” according to a press release. Cal
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Chemical plant worker arrested on the job, charged with possession

SEARSPORT, Maine — A chemical plant worker who was behaving erratically on the job last week was arrested and charged with possession of hallucinogenic drugs, Bangor Daily News reported.
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Declining plastic sales damper Dow Chemical profits

MIDLAND, Mich. — Dow Chemical Co. posted an unexpected fourth-quarter loss after declining demand in Europe and North America led to a decrease in the sales of plastics and
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Japan''s largest chemical company to build plants in Vietnam

HA NOI, Vietnam — Shin-Etsu Chemical, Japan’s largest chemical company, announced it will spend $64 million to establish two plants in Vietnam to produce silicone-based materials and refine rare
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Magnablend buys former Superconducting Super Collider site in Texas

WAXAHACHIE, Texas — Chemical maker Magnablend Inc. announced that it has purchased more land in Ellis County, Texas, to expand its operations there, according to a press release. The
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EPA reaches settlement for Occidental Chemical Corp. Superfund Site

PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week announced that current and former owners and operators of the Occidental Chemical Corporation Superfund Site in Lower Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery
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