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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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Eastman Chemical to acquire Solutia for $4.7 billion

KINGSPORT, Tenn. and ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Eastman Chemical Company has agreed to acquire Solutia Inc., a manufacturer of performance materials and specialty chemicals, for approximately $4.7 billion, according
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Chemical plant accident injures nine people

WUELFRATH, Germany — An accident at a chemical plant in northwest Germany has left nine people injured, according to Bloomberg. A chemical derived from zinc acetate mixed
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Tennessee plant cited for fire code violations

GALLATIN, Tenn. — An iron powder manufacturing plant in Gallatin, Tenn., has been hit with 11 fire code violations this month, The Tennessean reported. Five workers were killed at
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Ex-Dow scientist sentenced to five years in prison for stealing trade secrets

BATON ROUGE, La. — A former Dow Chemical Co. research scientist was handed a five-year prison sentence for stealing trade secrets and selling them to Chinese companies, Bloomberg reported.
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Georgia Gulf rejects buyout offer from Westlake Chemical

ATLANTA — Georgia Gulf Corp., a manufacturer of vinyl construction products, rejected a buyout offer from Westlake Chemical Corp., saying the offer was “financially inadequate,” according to a press
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Arizona Chemical sells stake in Arboris LLC sterols plant

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Arizona Chemical Co. has sold its stake in Arboris LLC’s sterols plant, which is located adjacent to its tall oil bio-refinery and technology center in Savannah,
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UCLA chemistry professor to plead not guilty in fatal laboratory fire case

LOS ANGELES — A UCLA chemistry professor will plead not guilty to a felony complaint filed by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office in late December in relation
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Alert declared at nuclear plant following chemical leak

MINNEAPOLIS — An alert was declared at the Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant Thursday morning after workers discovered sodium hypochlorite leaking from a tank in the screen house, WEAU.com
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BASF invests in biomass-to-sugar startup

PHILADELPHIA — German chemical company BASF has invested $30 million in a startup company that produces industrial sugars from wood and other nonfood plant materials for use in chemical
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