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EPA Publishes Rule to Improve Reporting of Chemical Information

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is increasing the type and amount of information it collects on commercial chemicals from chemical manufacturers, allowing the Agency to better identify and
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Manufacturing Almost Stalls as Orders Drop

According to Bloomberg, manufacturing in the U.S. almost stalled in July, threatening to deprive the two-year recovery of one of its main drivers. The Institute for Supply Management’s factory
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Dow Chemical Agrees to Pay $2.5 Million in Settlement

The Associated Press reports that Dow Chemical Co. said that its operations in Michigan have agreed to pay $2.5 million as part of a settlement with the federal government over
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Dow Sells Global Polypropylene Business to Braskem for $340 Million

According to Business Wire, Dow Chemical Company has signed a definitive agreement under which Dow’s global polypropylene business will be divested to Braskem for a total enterprise value to Dow
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EPA Finalizes Plan to Remove Contaminated Soil from Nepera Chemical Superfund Site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released an amended plan to remove contaminated soil from the site of former lagoons at the Nepera Chemical Company, Inc. Superfund site in
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Olin Breaks Ground on Manufacturing Facility

According to the Associated Press, Chemical manufacturer Olin Chlor Alkali Products broke ground this week on a new manufacturing facility in Charleston, Tenn., valued at $160 million that will allow
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Dow, Saudi Aramco Approve $20 Billion Petrochemical Project

According to Bloomberg, Dow Chemical Co. and Saudi Arabian Oil Co. will proceed with a $20 billion petrochemical plant at the Saudi port of Jubail as the world’s largest crude-oil
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Dow Chemical Forms Ethanol Joint Venture

Dow Chemical Co. has formed a joint partner with Japanese company Mitsui & Co. to build a plant in Brazil that makes packaging products and polymers from sugar cane-based ethanol,
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Total, Arkema Lose EU Appeals of Cartel Fine

Bloomberg reports that Total SA, Europe’s largest refiner, and its former subsidiary Arkema SA, lost European Union court appeals against a 78.6 million-euro ($112 million) fine levied for unlawful price-fixing
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Union Carbide $322 Million Asbestos Verdict Put on Hold

According to Bloomberg, a $322 million jury verdict against Dow Chemical’s Union Carbide unit and Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. was put on hold while the Mississippi Supreme Court considers whether
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