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BASF Opens Largest Indian Construction Chemicals Plant

April 22, 2015 4:22 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The world's largest chemical producer said in a statement that the Nellore facility will help meet growing construction demand in India, particularly for customers in the southern part of the country.

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Belgian Brewery Turns Food Waste Into Beer

April 22, 2015 4:19 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A Belgian microbrewery is selling beer made using unsold bread from supermarkets.

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Popular Pesticide Hurts Wild Bees in Major Field Study

April 22, 2015 4:15 pm | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | Comments

A common type of pesticide is dramatically harming wild bees, according to a new in-the-field study that outside experts say may help shift the way the U.S. government looks at a controversial class of chemicals.

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Exxon Mobil Firms to Pay Nearly $5M For Arkansas Oil Spill

April 22, 2015 4:10 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Justice Department says two subsidiaries of Exxon Mobil have agreed to pay almost $5 million in government penalties for a 2013 oil spill in a central Arkansas community.

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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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