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New wave of lawsuits filed against DuPont for C8 use

October 30, 2013
Chemical giant DuPont is facing increased pressure as nine new lawsuits have been filed against the company in October, bringing the total number of legal cases against DuPont since April to 50.
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LSB Industries to receive $113 million in damages after chemical plant explosion

October 30, 2013
The facility, located in El Dorado, was a concentrated nitric acid plant but it was practically destroyed in an explosion in May last year.
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Yara, BASF plan investment in US ammonia plant

October 21, 2013
Norway's Yara, the top global producer of nitrate fertilizers, is planning a big investment in the United States in partnership with German chemicals giant BASF.
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OSHA finds 24 safety violations after explosion at West Fertilizer plant

October 18, 2013
OSHA accused the Texas plant of dangerous storage of ammonium nitrate and exposing workers to the danger of chemical burns, as well as inhalation hazards from anhydrous ammonia.
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Explosion at Dow Chemical plant kills worker

October 15, 2013
A 51-year-old worker was killed in an explosion at the Dow Chemical facility in North Andover, Mass., on Oct. 9, it has been confirmed.
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Preliminary findings on Louisiana petrochemical plant explosion revealed

October 8, 2013
Findings from an internal investigation by Louisiana-based Williams Olefins have shown that the fire and explosion that killed two people and injured 77 others on June 13 were caused by a ruptured reboiler and the vapor cloud it released.
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EPA presents new rule on use of perfluorinated chemicals

October 4, 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is making moves to block the import of potentially toxic perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), which are used in many manufacturing and industrial applications.
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Blast at Essex chemical plant causes caustic soda leak

October 1, 2013
An explosion at an industrial chemical plant in southeast England on Thursday led to a leak of caustic soda, forcing local people to stay indoors for hours until the situation was deemed safe by the emergency services.
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Exposure to chemicals in environment linked to reproductive health issues

September 25, 2013
Scientists are calling for more extensive research into the potential harm that chemical contamination may have on pregnancy and fertility.
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Unidentified chemical spill prompts evacuation at Arizona recycling facility

September 20, 2013
Nearly two dozen people were sickened by a chemical spill at a recycling facility in Phoenix, Ariz., in the early morning of Sept. 18.
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