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Chemical

The chemical industry produces a wide range of goods central to the modern world economy, including base chemicals, life science, specialty chemicals and consumer products. The main raw materials of the chemical industry are fossil fuels, air, water, salt, limestone, sulfur and equivalents, and some specialized raw materials such as phosphates and the mineral fluorspar. The chemical industry converts these raw materials into primary, secondary or tertiary products.

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Stepan announces potential $60 million to $70 million chemical facility in Louisiana

July 30, 2014
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Stepan Company President and CEO F. Quinn Stepan Jr. announced July 25 the company will complete front-end engineering and design work for a potential $60 million to $70 million chemical production facility in the existing industrial corridor of Ascension Parish.
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Arkema opens methyl acrylate plant in Texas

July 30, 2014
French specialty chemical company Arkema announced July 28 the start-up of a new methyl acrylate plant at its Clear Lake site in Texas.
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Freedom Industries reaches $2.9 million settlement over Elk River spill

July 29, 2014
Chemical company Freedom Industries Inc., which was responsible for the huge chemical spill in the Elk River in West Virginia early this year, has reached a tentative settlement with legal representatives of affected businesses and communities.
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DuPont to pay $440,000 fine for air pollution violations

July 28, 2014
U.S. chemical giant DuPont has reached a settlement with the EPA over alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at the company's manufacturing facility in Tonawanda, New York.
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Chinese chemical company to open Louisiana methanol plant

July 23, 2014
A subsidiary of China-based Shandong Yuhuang Chemical Co. Ltd. plans to build a methanol manufacturing facility in Louisiana. It’s estimated the development will create about 400 permanent jobs, Louisiana Economic Development says.
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Duke Energy recovers 2,500 tons of coal ash from Dan River

July 21, 2014
Electric-power Co. Duke Energy has dredged up approximately 2,500 tons of ash and sediment in its cleanup efforts in the aftermath of the Dan River spill. Tests on samples of water from the river and sediment at its bottom showed toxic metals below federal limits.
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And a bank shall lead them

July 21, 2014
At a July summit, the BRICS -- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa -- established its own development bank, to the tune of $100 billion.
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Koppers Holdings plans Illinois naphthalene plant

July 18, 2014
The company announced this week that it would apply for a series of environmental permits and was also looking at the possibility of consolidating its tar distillation businesses across North America. If all goes well, the company expects the facility to be in operation in early 2016.
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Praxair unveils plans for new nitrogen facility in New Mexico

July 16, 2014
Industrial gases company Praxair, Inc. has announced plans to expand its New Mexico facility, including the construction of a new nitrogen facility.
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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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