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EU lifts tariff on dicyandiamide imports from China

March 3, 2014
The European Commission has announced it is terminating the anti-dumping duties on imports of the chemical dicyandiamide from China, introduced in 2007.
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Chemical investments linked to shale gas projects surpass $100 billion

February 26, 2014
As of February, 148 projects have been announced, at a total value of $100.2 billion, with over half of the sum coming from companies based overseas.
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Scientists call for tougher chemical regulation

February 21, 2014
There should be stricter rules on and control over chemical safety globally if governments and authorities want to protect children from potential brain damage caused by chemical exposure, scientists have warned.
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EPA to fund research into chemical exposure on brain development

February 17, 2014
Four academic institutions across the United States will be awarded grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for researching the impact of chemicals on various biological processes and the potential adverse effect they may have on brain development.
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Report predicts rise in global chemical industry mergers & acquisitions

February 14, 2014
Mergers and acquisitions activity in 2014 for the global chemical industry will likely increase due to downstream value-added opportunities, continued strength in specialty chemicals and portfolio realignments in North America.
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EPA: Toxic chemicals releases dropped 12% in 2012

February 10, 2014
Overall, 3.63 billion pounds of toxic chemicals were released into the air, water or land in 2012, the report found.
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Chemical engineers select top 10 inventions of modern era

February 5, 2014
Chemical engineers have voted on what they feel are the most important chemically engineered inventions and solutions of the modern era.
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US chemical output slightly up in December

February 5, 2014
Last year was generally positive for the U.S. chemical industry but the outlook for 2014 is even better, according to the American Chemistry Council.
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CSB releases draft report on deadly Tesoro blast in 2010

February 3, 2014
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board has released its draft report on the investigation of the explosion at the Tesoro refinery in Anacortes, Wash., in April 2010, identifying a "high temperature hydrogen attack," or HTHA, as the cause of the incident.
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Explosions destroy Mississippi biodiesel plant

January 24, 2014
A biodiesel plant in northern Mississippi was destroyed on Jan. 22 after two explosions and a subsequent blaze razed it to the ground.
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