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Chemical plant poses threat to Tennessee river, environmentalists warn

July 15, 2014
U.S. Nitrogen has announced plans to use water from Tennessee's Nolichucky River in its chemical plant to produce ammonium nitrate, which has raised concerns among local communities and environmental groups.
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US lawmakers pass chemical facility security bill

July 9, 2014
The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill to authorize the Department of Homeland Security to establish standards protecting chemical facilities from terrorism.
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PPG Industries to take over Mexican coatings manufacturer

July 7, 2014
U.S. chemicals maker PPG Industries Inc. announced it has reached an agreement to take over Mexican architectural and industrial coatings firm Consorcio Comex for $2.3 billion.
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BASF to sell stake in joint venture to Ineos

July 7, 2014
Swiss-based multinational chemical company Ineos is to buy out BASF's 50-percent stake in Styrolution -- the joint venture formed by the two companies in 2011.
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Explosion at Quebec chemical plant injures one

June 30, 2014
An explosion at a chemical plant in Becancour, Quebec, caused injuries to one person but is not expected to result in any environmental damage.
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Japanese chemical company to open new facility in Georgia

May 14, 2014
The new plant will manufacture fiber-free potassium titanate, called Terracess, which is used in the production of brake pads.
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Phillips 66 reports strong Q1 performance for midstream, chemical

May 5, 2014
U.S. refining giant Phillips 66 has reported a 12 percent increase in profit in the first quarter of the year, with its midstream and chemical businesses playing a major role in the quarter's strong performance.
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ExxonMobil Chemical opens synthetic base stocks production plant in Texas

April 18, 2014
ExxonMobil Chemical has opened a new manufacturing facility that will allow the company to produce up to 50,000 tons of SpectraSyn Elite metallocene polyalphaolefin (mPAO) synthetic lubricant base stocks annually.
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Montana bio-based chemical startup secures investment to start production

April 15, 2014
The capital will allow Rivertop Renewables to expand its production of chemicals, like detergents and corrosion inhibitors, manufactured entirely from natural plant sugars.
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Emergency crews respond to Michigan chemical plant incident

March 17, 2014
A chemical reaction at a manufacturing facility in Grand Rapids, Mich., on March 13 caused an evacuation of the surrounding area.
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