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Shell Profits Beat Expectations Despite Low Oil Prices

April 30, 2015 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

It said its first-quarter profit rose 7 percent, thanks to a good performance in the refining division as well as to the fact that year-earlier figures were weighed down by one-time charges.

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Toxic Waste Defiles Defunct Chemical Plant in Hungary

April 30, 2015 10:08 am | by PABLO GORONDI, Associated Press | Comments

Greenpeace says leaking, rusted barrels full of toxic materials stored in the open at a defunct chemical company in Hungary could cause an environmental catastrophe. 

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Chemical Leak at New Jersey Medical Firm Sickens at Least 10

April 30, 2015 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The refrigerant leak happened Wednesday at Home Solutions Infusion Therapy in Hammonton.

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Dow Chemical Selling AgroFresh Business For $860 Million

April 30, 2015 9:58 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Midland, Michigan-based company had announced in October that it was planning to sell AgroFresh, which offers products and services geared toward keeping produce fresh.

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BP to Sell Stake in North Sea Pipeline

April 30, 2015 9:52 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The sale is expected to take place before the end of the year as part of BP's plans to trim $10 billion in assets amid plummeting gas prices.

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Toxic Emissions From Chemical Plant And Refinery Flares Higher Than Previously Thought

April 30, 2015 9:42 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says flares at refineries and chemical plants emit far more pollution than regulators previously indicated.

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Justice Department Seeks Charges Against Lumber Liquidators

April 29, 2015 2:44 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Company officials estimated that the charges could ultimately cost Lumber Liquidators about $10 million.

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Shell, Greenpeace Spar Over Arctic Drilling Safety Zones

April 29, 2015 2:36 pm | by DAN JOLING, Associated Press | Comments

Attorneys for Royal Dutch Shell PLC presented testimony to a federal court judge Tuesday that the company needs safety zones around its Arctic drill fleet to prevent Greenpeace USA activists from endangering company workers and themselves.

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Beer Brewers Tasked With Turning Sewage Into Suds

April 29, 2015 2:33 pm | by STEVEN DUBOIS, Associated Press | Comments

An Oregon wastewater treatment operator has asked home brewers to make great-tasting beer from hops, barley, yeast and the key, not-so-secret ingredient: treated sewer water.

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Thai-Japanese Venture Eyes Ohio For Massive Chemical Plant

April 29, 2015 9:54 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Ohio leaders hope the plant will draw other plastic and chemical manufacturers to the area.

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Pesticide Thought to Have Sickened Recycling Workers

April 29, 2015 9:41 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Officials believe that a household pesticide from an aerosol can is what caused more than a dozen employees of a Williston recycling center to become sick and seek medical treatment.

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EuroChem Chooses St. John Site Over Iberville Parish

April 28, 2015 4:43 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

EuroChem Group AG has picked 915 acres in St. John the Baptist Parish for its proposed $1.5 billion ammonia production plant.

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Senate Panel Advances Bill to Overhaul Chemical Regulation

April 28, 2015 4:36 pm | by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press | Comments

A bipartisan bill to update regulation of harmful chemicals for the first time in nearly 40 years won approval from a Senate committee Tuesday, moving it closer to a vote in the full Senate.

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Forest Fire Blazes in Chernobyl Off-Limits Zone

April 28, 2015 4:31 pm | by PETER LEONARD, Associated Press | Comments

It is unclear if the fire has hit parts of the zone heavily contaminated by radiation from the 1986 reactor explosion and fire.

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Scientists Engineer Natural Replacement For Pesticides

April 28, 2015 2:44 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

British researchers say they've developed an easier method to recreate scents that naturally repel insects and other pests.

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