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Chemical Leak Injures 1

July 7, 2014 10:08 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities in northeast Georgia say an industrial area on the city of Dalton's northwest side has been deemed safe after a chemical leak injured one person and prompted road closures.                          

Honeywell Upgrades Qatar Petrochemicals Expansion

July 2, 2014 12:43 pm | by Honeywell Process Solutions | News | Comments

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Process Solutions announced that it will supply a new integrated control and safety system for Qatar Fuel Additives Company's (QAFAC) Mesaieed Industrial City plant, 50 kilometers south of Doha.                            

Westlake Chemical Fire Probe Closed

July 2, 2014 11:31 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Company officials say air releases from an early June fire inside a refrigeration unit at Westlake Chemical Corp.'s vinyls plant in Ascension Parish did not exceed pollution limits.                       

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Work Resumes At GM Plant After Explosion

July 2, 2014 11:29 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Employees have returned to work at a General Motors metal-stamping plant in Indiana following a chemical explosion that killed a contractor and injured several others.                       

First Bill Reacting To West, Texas Blast Meets GOP Resistance

July 1, 2014 5:20 pm | by PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The first bill drafted by Texas lawmakers in response to the West fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people got an icy reception from Republicans who said the tougher proposed regulations would overburden storage facilities with complexities and cost.       

Chemical Blast At GM Plant Kills 1, Injures 5

July 1, 2014 5:17 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities say a chemical explosion at a General Motors metal-stamping plant in Indiana has left one person dead and five others injured.                          

The economic reports this week were mixed with several reports coming in weaker than expected.

2014 Comprehensive Economic Profile Of American Chemistry

June 30, 2014 3:07 pm | by American Chemistry Council | News | Comments

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) issued its 2014 edition of the Guide to the Business of Chemistry, a detailed economic profile of the chemistry industry and its contributions to the U.S. and world economies.                           

Scientists Discover New Chemical Aid For Drug Manufacturing

June 30, 2014 11:57 am | by University of London | News | Comments

Chemists at Queen Mary University of London have discovered a new chemical to aid drug manufacturing processes, making it more environmentally-friendly and easier to scale up for industry.                 

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The economic reports this week were mixed with several reports coming in weaker than expected.

Economy Continues Upward Trend Despite Global Unrest

June 30, 2014 1:00 am | by American Chemistry Council | Articles | Comments

Measured on a three-month moving average (3MMA), the CAB’s 0.5 percent gain beat the average first quarter monthly gains of 0.3 percent. Though the pace of growth has slowed significantly, gains in June have brought the CAB up a solid 4.3 percent over this time last year.

A bill to regulate the disposal of waste produced by gas-well drilling will likely be introduced by West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin in a special session.

Feds: No More Animal Tests With Spill Chemical

June 27, 2014 10:33 am | by JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Despite rejection from federal health officials, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is still pushing for more animal studies to understand what health effects may surface years after the January chemical spill into West Virginia's biggest water supply.             

A Breakthrough For Organic Reactions In Water

June 26, 2014 4:50 pm | by McGill University | News | Comments

Green-chemistry researchers at McGill University have discovered a way to use water as a solvent in one of the reactions most widely used to synthesize chemical products and pharmaceuticals.                    

CEC 2015 Engineering Buyers Guide

June 25, 2014 4:04 pm | by Chem.Info | Digital Editions | Comments

Click here to view the CEC2015 Engineering Buyers' Guide, the technology resource for processing professionals.

West Virginia regulators say the company behind a chemical spill that contaminated the water supply of 300,000 people now estimates some 10,000 gallons of chemicals leaked, up from an earlier figure of 7,500 gallons.

Chemical Spill Lawsuit Blames Airport Project

June 25, 2014 10:18 am | by JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal lawsuit blames a Charleston airport runway project in part for the January chemical spill that left 300,000 residents without clean water for days.                                    

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Hormonal Impacts Of Fracking Chemicals

June 24, 2014 2:52 pm | by Endocrine Society | News | Comments

A new study extended the analysis to learn whether high-use fracking chemicals changed other key hormone receptors besides the estrogen and androgen receptors. Specifically, the researchers looked at the receptor for a female reproductive hormone, as well as those for a hormone important to the immune system and for a thyroid hormone. 

A handful of the hundreds of creditors seeking compensation from the company at the center of West Virginia's chemical spill that deprived residents of usable tap water for days questioned top executives Tuesday in bankruptcy court.

The Elk River Chemical Spill: A Preventive Maintenance Cautionary Tale

June 24, 2014 1:00 am | by Chris Mumford, Manager Plus | Blogs | Comments

When a tank leaked 10,000 gallons of an industrial chemical into West Virginia's Elk River, Freedom Industries filed for bankruptcy within days. In the aftermath of the incident, representatives from a range of industries signed a letter to West Virginia’s government calling for increased regulation and stronger enforcement.

Asia Still Dominates Chemical Demand & Production Growth

June 20, 2014 1:00 am | by IHS | News | Comments

Global spending on chemical production capacity additions will peak in 2014 at $120 billion and then begin to decline, according to analysis from IH. Asia, and China in particular, long the epicenter of global chemical supply and demand, will remain the dominant global force for chemicals beyond 2020.

A handful of the hundreds of creditors seeking compensation from the company at the center of West Virginia's chemical spill that deprived residents of usable tap water for days questioned top executives Tuesday in bankruptcy court.

Deadline Set For Claims In Freedom Industries Bankruptcy Case

June 19, 2014 9:18 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal bankruptcy judge has set an Aug. 1 deadline for financial claims by West Virginia residents and businesses affected by a January chemical spill in Charleston that contaminated the local water supply.                    

Emergency Eyewashes & Showers: Testing and Maintenance

June 19, 2014 1:00 am | by Grainger | Articles | Comments

Fortunately, emergency eyewashes and showers often go unused, so it's criticial to test these devices regularly to help ensure they will function properly in an emergency. Studies show that the seconds immediately following an eye injury or chemical splash are often critical to minimizing damage.

The End Of Microbeads Is Near

June 18, 2014 4:32 pm | by JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer | News | Comments

Environmentalists in Illinois expected a battle over their call for a statewide ban on "microbeads" — tiny bits of plastic used in personal care products such as facial scrubs and toothpaste that are flowing by the billions into the Great Lakes and other waterways. 

Missouri Sues Tyson Foods Over Fish Kill

June 18, 2014 10:31 am | by CHRIS BLANK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster filed suit against Tyson Foods Inc. seeking civil penalties and compensation for state costs and natural resource damages for a large fish kill in southwestern Missouri.                     

Bio-Based Chemicals Get Boost From Shale Gas Boom

June 17, 2014 1:00 am | by IHS | News | Comments

Sugars, glycerin and other plant-derived feedstocks are emerging as economically competitive starting materials for a range of commodity chemicals, in part, because of tight supplies of conventional feedstocks such as propylene, isobutylene, butadiene and isoprene.

Antimicrobial For Direct Food Application

June 17, 2014 1:00 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

PURE Bioscience, Inc. announces progress in development of a SDC-based antimicrobial for direct food contact. The company is testing formulations to be used as a rinse or processing aid on produce, poultry and meats.

FDA Could End Consumer Access To Antibacterial Soap

June 16, 2014 2:57 pm | by American Cleaning Institute | News | Comments

Proposed rules by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could remove antibacterial soaps and body washes from store shelves – and might lead to 7.5 million new cases of foodborne illness and more than $38 billion in health care costs annually.

West Virginia regulators say the company behind a chemical spill that contaminated the water supply of 300,000 people now estimates some 10,000 gallons of chemicals leaked, up from an earlier figure of 7,500 gallons.

Freedom Industries Will Staff Spill Site Round The Clock During Cleanup

June 16, 2014 2:51 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

After spilling stormwater into the Elk River twice last week, Freedom Industries told the Department of Environmental Protection it would keep contractors at its Charleston site 24 hours a day.                                  

Patching & Repairing Concrete In Your Plant

June 13, 2014 1:00 am | by L&M Construction Chemicals | Videos | Comments

Perk Restore is a fast setting, low odor, two-component advanced polymer resin designed for patching and repairing concrete.                                     

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