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Navajo Farmers Reject Use of Water After Mine Spill

August 25, 2015 11:07 am | by Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press | Comments

Though officials say water quality has returned to the level it was before the spill, farmers reportedly don't want to risk contaminating the soil for future generations.

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Oil-Covered Beach Near Santa Barbara, California Reopens

August 25, 2015 10:54 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The beach was closed this past Friday after officials found more and more liquid oil over a 300-yard stretch.

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Report: Investors Could Benefit From Lifting Iranian Sanctions

August 25, 2015 10:45 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The country produces chemical feedstock at among the lowest costs in the world and maintains access to major markets.

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Washington State: Car Wash Chemical Dangerous to Workers

August 24, 2015 11:20 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A recently-published report looked at workers' compensation injury reports from 2001 to 2013, finding 48 workers suffered burns from hydrofluoric-acid-based car wash products.

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EPA Knew of 'Blowout' Risk for Tainted Water at Gold Mine

August 24, 2015 11:15 am | by Michael Biesecker and Matthew Brown, Associated Press | Comments

EPA released documents shed some light on the circumstances surrounding the Aug. 5 accident, and raise more questions about whether enough was done to prevent it.

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Dubai, Saudi Markets Lose 7 Percent After Oil Prices Dip

August 24, 2015 11:10 am | by Aya Batrawy, Associated Press | Comments

Sunday was the first day of trading in the Middle East after Brent crude, a benchmark for international oil, fell more than a dollar to close Friday at $45.46 while the price of U.S. crude closed at $40.45.

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Explosion Rips Through Chemical Plant in Eastern China

August 24, 2015 11:03 am | by Associated Press | Comments

At least nine people were reportedly injured in the explosion in the Shandong province city of Zibo, just over a week after a similar blast at a Chinese chemical warehouse killed more than 100 people.

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Proposed Mine Exploration Draws Nearly 6K Public Comments

August 24, 2015 10:54 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The U.S. Forest Service reportedly received about 4,100 comments and the Montana Department of Environmental Quality received another 1,700 by Thursday's deadline about a proposed gold mine near Yellowstone National Park.

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Obama Pushing for More Clean Energy Choices for Consumers

August 24, 2015 10:43 am | by Nancy Benac, Associated Press | Comments

On Monday, Obama plans to announce new executive actions and other efforts aimed at making it easier for homeowners and businesses to invest in green energy improvements that in the past may have been impractical or unaffordable.

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Local Officials Blame Feds for Delay in Nuke Dump Reopening

August 24, 2015 10:36 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant's opening has been postponed indefinitely so officials can make sure all is secure following last year's fire and radiation leak.

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ACC Report: U.S. Chemical Production Increased in July

August 24, 2015 10:28 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The Gulf Coast and Southeast regions saw the largest gains compared to June out of the seven regions tracked by the American Chemistry Council.

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DuPont Spinoff Chemours Closing Delaware Plant

August 20, 2015 2:28 pm | by RANDALL CHASE, AP Business Writer | Comments

The Chemours Co., the former performance chemicals business spun off from the DuPont Co. earlier this year, is closing its Delaware titanium dioxide production facility.

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Compounds Could Offer Alternative Alcoholism Treatment

August 20, 2015 2:13 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee hope that newly developed chemical processes could revolutionize the treatment of alcoholism.

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Won't Bug Off: Study Shows Lice Developing Resistance to Chemical Treatments

August 20, 2015 2:08 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Research conducted by Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville biologist Kyong Yoon found that 104 of 109 lice samples showed gene mutations associated with resistance to pyrethroids.  

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Plaintiffs Seek $750 Million in Fort Detrick Pollution Suit

August 20, 2015 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A $750 million wrongful death lawsuit filed against Fort Detrick charges that the Army's handling of chemical and biological toxins was reckless and responsible for a number of deaths and illnesses.

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