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Blue Bell Says It's Still Trying to Pinpoint Listeria Cause

April 22, 2015 10:30 am | by JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press | Comments

A massive recall has brought more attention and put more pressure on a century-old Texas ice cream company that has been searching to discover how its products became linked to a deadly string of listeria cases.

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Halliburton Says Has Cut 9,000 Jobs in Wake of Oil's Drop

April 22, 2015 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Halliburton Co. has cut 9,000 jobs — more than 10 percent of its workforce — in about six months and is considering more cost-cutting moves as falling oil prices sap demand for its drilling help.

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Company Files Suit Over Arsenic Levels at Charlotte Plant

April 22, 2015 9:24 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A company has filed a lawsuit alleging the former Charlotte manufacturing facility it purchased last year contains 5 million pounds of arsenic and cadmium contamination.

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Chinese Officials Blame Chemical Plant Bosses For Explosion

April 22, 2015 9:17 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The April 6 blast and ensuing hydrocarbon fire at the paraxylene plant in Fujian province left six people hospitalized and renewed discussion on China's social media about the potential dangers of factories that produce the toxic chemical.

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Toxic Chemical Kills Hundreds of Fish at Texas Aquarium

April 21, 2015 5:26 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

What appears to be a tragic labeling mishap has killed about 400 fish at The Texas State Aquarium.

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Study Links Swarm of Quakes in Texas to Natural Gas Drilling

April 21, 2015 4:41 pm | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | Comments

In 84 days from November 2013 to January 2014, the area around Azle, Texas, shook with 27 magnitude 2 or greater earthquakes, while scientists at Southern Methodist University and the U.S. Geological Survey monitored the shaking

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3 Trends Driving Growth in The Interconnected Auto And Chemicals Markets

April 21, 2015 4:09 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

The auto industry is taking off and the chemicals sector is hitching a ride.

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Lawmakers Seek FDA Review of Ingredients Used in Cosmetics

April 21, 2015 12:05 pm | by KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press | Comments

The Environmental Working Group said that the current regulatory system allows companies to put potentially dangerous chemicals in personal-care products without having to prove they are safe.

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Texas One Step Closer To Ending Local Fracking Bans

April 21, 2015 11:54 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The bill passed 122-18 in the overwhelmingly Republican-controlled chamber; passage is also expected in the Texas Senate before heading to Gov. Greg Abbott's desk.

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7 Dead, 13 Trapped in Flooded Northern China Coal Mine

April 21, 2015 9:59 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

At least seven coal miners were killed and 13 left trapped after a shaft flooded at a mine in northern China, state media reported Tuesday.

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NY Attorney General Says Microbeads Escaping Sewage Plants

April 21, 2015 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

New York's attorney general says some preliminary testing shows that microbeads, the tiny plastic abrasives added to makeup, shampoo and other personal care products, are passing through many of the state's sewage treatment plants and into waterways.

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DuPont Reports Decline in First-Quarter Earnings

April 21, 2015 9:40 am | by RANDALL CHASE, AP Business Writer | Comments

The DuPont Co. says the strong dollar and challenges in the agriculture and performance chemicals industries contributed to lower sales and earnings in the first quarter.

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German Plastics Company Establishing First US Plant

April 20, 2015 4:59 pm | by South Carolina Department of Commerce | Comments

EuWe Eugen Wexler US Plastics, Inc., an automotive supplier and subsidiary of the Germany-based EuWe Group, is investing $11.1 million to open its first U.S. facility in the Upstate of South Carolina.

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Some Farmers Look to Capitalize on Non-GMO Market

April 20, 2015 4:30 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Reports showed products approved by the Non-GMO Project increased from $1.2 billion in 2011 sales to $8.5 billion last year, while companies such as General Mills and Chipotle took recent steps to distance themselves from GMO foods.

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Report: Most Chemical Facilities Still Vulnerable to Terrorist Attack

April 20, 2015 4:23 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Most chemical facilities in the U.S. have yet to adopt federal anti-terrorism guidelines and remain vulnerable to attack, according to a recent report published in the International Journal of Critical Infrastructures.

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