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Eastman Chemical sells plants to ALFA

September 18, 2007
Mexican industrial company ALFA SAB de CV said it''s buying polymer production facilities in Mexico and Argentina from coatings and adhesives maker Eastman Chemical Co., the Associated Press reports. Financial
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Rohm and Haas to lay off 200

September 11, 2007
Rohm and Haas Co. will lay off 200 employees in a restructuring that it anticipates will save the Philadelphia chemical company $15 million, bizjournals.com reports. The restructuring will directly hit
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Dow Chemical spent $200,000 on lobbying federal government

August 28, 2007
The Associated Press reports that Dow Chemical Co. paid GolinHarris $200,000 in the first half of 2007 to lobby the federal government, according to a federal disclosure form. The firm
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Celanese sells Texas facility

August 20, 2007
Chemical maker Celanese Corp. has sold its Pampa, Texas, facility to the Australia-based international investment and advisory firm Babcock & Brown for an undisclosed sum, the Associated Press reports. Celanese
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Dow Chemical buys stake in Phoenix biotech firm

August 20, 2007
The Dow Chemical Co. has taken a minority stake in a Phoenix company working to commercialize palm-size breath analyzers with applications in weight and diabetes management, bizjournals.com repots. Kemeta LLC
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Trial begins in Central American banana workers case

July 23, 2007
Central American banana workers were left sterile after being exposed to a dangerous pesticide that was improperly applied and used in amounts exceeding guidelines, an attorney said during his opening
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Rohm and Haas to build new plant in Russia’s Moscow region

July 23, 2007
According to the Associated Press, chemical maker Rohm and Haas said it plans to build a new manufacturing plant in Russia''s Moscow region. The proposed facility, which will have an
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EPA reaches agreement with Dow Chemical

July 16, 2007
The Environmental Protection Agency reached an agreement with Dow Chemical Co. to cleanup three dioxin-contaminated areas near the chemical company''s Midland, Mich., plant, the Associated Press reports. The cleanup will
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Banana workers say pesticides made them sterile

July 10, 2007
The pesticide was designed to kill worms infesting the roots of banana trees on Latin American plantations. But at least 5,000 agricultural workers from Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and
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FMC to close Baltimore plant

June 25, 2007
Diversified chemical company FMC Corp. said it will halt production at its agricultural chemicals plant in Baltimore by March 2008 as part of a large-scale outsourcing plan, according to the
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