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August 18, 2015  

Foreign companies at China blast site suspend operations, including Toyota

Other closures include John Deere and Panasonic; Boeing keeps A320 airliner fabrication facility open.

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August 4, 2015  

Uni-Select adds Colorado paint supply business to FinishMaster expansion

Painters Supply Co. will provide two locations in the Denver and Fort Collins areas.

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July 29, 2015  

Solvay to buy US Cytec for $5.5B

Belgium company becomes second in aerospace composite materials.

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July 17, 2015  

Crude oil train derails in rural northeastern Montana

No reports of injuries or fire, but homes in the area have been evacuated.

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June 26, 2015  

Attack at French gas factory leaves 1 beheaded, 2 wounded

Officials say they have a man in custody with ties to a French Islamic Radical group.

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June 18, 2015  

USDA loans promotes plant-based plastic bottles

Loans up to $250 million for projects involving development of bio-materials.

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June 11, 2015  

Loblaws to ban microbeads from its products

Ingredients in personal care products wind up in water system, fish.

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May 27, 2015  

Chinese court fines pesticide company $12M for polluting streams

Fine the largest ever for a polluter in Zhejiang province, one of the most prosperous, but also most polluted provinces in China.

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May 19, 2015  

Saskatoon plant evacuated after hydrochloric acid spill

Up to 10,000 litres may have spilled at Pounder Emulsions, a division of Husky Oil Ltd., officials said.

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May 19, 2015  

US warns of dangers inhaling chemicals at oil wells

Nine worker deaths in five years involving people at crude production tanks.

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May 15, 2015  

Duke Energy could have avoided Dan River disaster

Prosecutors recount how it could have checked aging drainage pipes.

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May 11, 2015  

Saskatchewan town issues water warning

Too much treatment chemical spilled into the system.

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May 7, 2015  

Woman pleads guilty to selling DuPont trade secrets to China

Christina Liew’s husband is currently serving 15 years for espionage charges related to the case.

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May 5, 2015  

New poppy seeds to boost Afghanistan’s opium output

Plants grow bigger, faster, use less water, and produce double the opium.

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May 5, 2015  

Dow Chemical to trim 3% of global workforce

Cuts part of chlorine business deal.

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April 30, 2015  

Greenpeace warns of toxic waste at Hungarian plant

Cleanup of the defunct chemicals plant is months away.

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April 29, 2015  

Spectrum Brands buying Armor All and STP maker for $1.4B

Cash and stock deal gives Spectrum Armor All’s protectants, tire and wheel-care products, and air fresheners.

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April 21, 2015  

HAZMAX contains hazardous materials

Protects workers and the environment.

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April 7, 2015  

Explosion at chemical plant in China injures 6

Hundreds of firefighters deployed, the second explosion to hit the factory in 20 months.

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March 27, 2015  

Monsanto fined $600K for failure to report chemical releases

Officials say the releases, between 2006 and 2009, emitted hydrogen cyanide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and mercury.

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March 24, 2015  

Freedom Industries pleads guilty to pollution charges

Chemical spill contaminates West Virginia’s Elk River.

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March 23, 2015  

ChemChina buys 26% of Italy’s Pirelli

State-owned chemical company announces offer for rest.

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March 23, 2015  

Chemical leak in Quebec town forces evacuations

Opaque cloud dissipating, toxicity levels are below critical threshold.

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March 3, 2015  

BioAmber starts commissioning of Sarnia acid plant

Start-up expected to take up to five months.

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March 2, 2015  

Supreme Court rejects appeal from foam makers

Manufacturers are fighting a $9 billion class action.

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December 11, 2014  

Manufacturers cautiously optimistic about 2015

PLANT Outlook survey shows companies are looking 
close to home for growth.

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October 27, 2014  

Enerkem brings waste-to-biofuel to China

MOU licenses the technology to Shanghai Environmental Group.

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October 23, 2014  

Orbite awarded green chemistry award

Technology eliminates toxic red mud, but also retrieves rare earths and other valuable elements.

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October 21, 2014  

Platform Specialty to buy crop chemical-maker Arysta for $3.51B

Deal expected to close in Q1 2015.

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October 17, 2014  

BASF to sell textile chemicals business to Swiss company Archroma

Deal expected to close in Q1 2015.

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September 29, 2014  

New e-course prepares workers for WHMIS changes

Canada is aligning with the Globally Harmonized System of classifying and labelling chemicals.

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September 12, 2014  

Eastman Chemical buying Taminco for $1.73 billion

Deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter.