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Family: Teens Still Critical 6 Weeks After Resort Poisoning

May 5, 2015 | by MICHAEL RUBINKAM, Associated Press | Comments

The family fell ill after an applicator working for Terminix used methyl bromide at the resort in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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AkzoNobel Completes Divestment of Paper Chemicals Business

May 5, 2015 9:59 am | by AkzoNobel | Comments

AkzoNobel continues to have a strong presence in the pulp industry as the leading global supplier of chemicals and customized solutions for bleaching pulp, marketed under the Eka brand.

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Greenpeace Ranks Fashion Companies' Use of Toxic Chemicals

May 5, 2015 9:53 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Greenpeace has taken aim at the fashion industry and the use of certain toxic chemicals in clothing manufacturing.

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Texas Legislature Acts to Stop Cities From Limiting Drilling

May 5, 2015 9:42 am | by WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press | Comments

It's a major victory for industry groups and top conservatives who have decried rampant local "overregulation."

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Study: Trace Amount of Drilling Chemical Found in Water Well

May 5, 2015 9:38 am | by MICHAEL RUBINKAM, Associated Press | Comments

The compound, 2-BE, has a wide variety of industrial and household uses, and is commonly found in paint, cosmetics and cleaners, but the authors identified gas drilling as the most probable source.

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Nuclear Weapons Lab Worker Seriously Burned in Accident

May 4, 2015 5:33 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A Los Alamos National Laboratory employee was in critical condition Monday after being burned in an accident that also sent eight other workers at the nuclear weapons research facility to the hospital.

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Report: 'Safer' Chemistry Expected to Outperform Overall Chemical Market

May 4, 2015 4:36 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The study estimated safer chemicals would see 24 times the growth of the conventional chemical sector between 2011 and 2020.

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Pesticide OK'd For Washington Oyster Beds Amid Concerns

May 4, 2015 9:56 am | by PHUONG LE, Associated Press | Comments

After getting state approval, a group of shellfish farmers plan to spray a widely-used neurotoxic pesticide on up to 2,000 acres of commercial shellfish beds.

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BASF Corp. Tabs New CEO

May 4, 2015 9:52 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Wayne T. Smith, a member of the company's board of executive directors, will take over as chairman and CEO of BASF Corporation in Florham Park, New Jersey.

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Dow Chemical to Trim About 3 Percent of Global Workforce

May 4, 2015 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The company says the cuts will reduce its workforce by 1,500 to 1,750 positions.

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Port St. Lucie Residents Fight Proposed Fertilizer Plant

May 4, 2015 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Fort Pierce Tribune reports that Compost USA closed its Marion County plant last year after a legal fight over odors from the plant.

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What West Virginia's Shoddy Tanks Held, And Where They Are

May 4, 2015 9:41 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

In a statewide survey of chemical tanks, the Department of Environmental Protection recently found about 50 tanks that were not-fit-for-service, but still held chemicals close enough potentially to threaten public water supplies.

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Buffett Says New Oil Train Rules Will Affect BNSF Railroad

May 4, 2015 9:37 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Buffett says railroads play an important role in transporting potentially dangerous products across the United States, and he thinks it makes more sense for railroads to haul them instead of trucks or pipelines in most cases.

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House Passes $35B Bill For Energy Department, Water Projects

May 1, 2015 4:51 pm | by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press | Comments

House Republicans Friday passed the second of 12 spending bills for the upcoming budget year, a $35 billion measure funding the Energy Department and popular water projects constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers.

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Workers in Confined Spaces to Come Under Protection Rule

May 1, 2015 4:47 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Workers in confined spaces face risks of exposure to toxic substances, electrocution, asphyxiation and explosions. 

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Freedom Industries Offers $2.7M For Victims of Chemical Spill

May 1, 2015 4:42 pm | by JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press | Comments

Freedom Industries wants to wrap up its bankruptcy case by paying a variety of groups $6.7 million, including $2.7 million for victims of the company's January 2014 chemical spill.

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