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US EPA unveils new guidelines for chemical plant safety standards
29 February, 2016
The US Government's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a new set of guidelines to improve the safety standards of the nation's chemical...
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Environmental cleanup group flies $6.9m lawsuit against Miller Chemical Thursday, February 04, 2016 An environmental cleanup company, Environmental Products and Services, has filed a $6.9m federal lawsuit against Adams County, US, based company Miller Chemical and...

Huge explosion sparks blaze at chemical plant in South China Monday, January 11, 2016 A huge explosion has occured at a chemical plant in China's southern city of...

Five injured in Dow’s electronic chemical plant blast in US Friday, January 08, 2016 Five people have been injured in an explosion at Dow Chemical's trimethylgallium (TMG) plant, located in North Andover, Massachusetts, US. The injured have been rushed to hospital for...

WHO report blames foodborne chemical toxins for rising diseases Friday, December 04, 2015 The World Health Organisation (WHO) Foodborne Disease Burden Epidemiology Reference Group (FERG) Task Forces, in its study found that the presence of chemicals in different food items have a...

Mosaic reaches $800m settlement with US states over waste cleanup Monday, October 05, 2015 Mosaic Fertilizer, a subsidiary of Mosaic Company will pay more than $800m to federal and state environmental agencies to clean up large volumes of hazardous waste from its Louisiana and...

Bayer CropScience settles chemical violation claim against its Virginia plant in US Tuesday, September 22, 2015 Bayer CropScience has reached a settlement with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and US Department of Justice (DOJ) to resolve violations of federal chemical accident prevention laws...

Death toll from Chinese chemical warehouse blasts rises to 114 Monday, August 17, 2015 The death toll at the chemicals warehouse blast in the north-east of Tianjin, China, where two major explosions occurred last week, has risen to 114, with more than 700...

Explosions at chemical warehouse in China kill at least 44 Thursday, August 13, 2015 Two major explosions at a chemicals warehouse north-east of Tianjin, China have killed at least 44 people, leaving more than 500...

US committee approves bill to amend chemical safety regulations Wednesday, June 24, 2015 The US House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce has approved a proposal to amend chemical safety regulations, to tackle risks posed by chemicals used in the manufacturing...

Ammonia gas leak at Agrium’s Texas chemical plant injures 13 workers Friday, May 29, 2015 Agrium has reported that an ammonia gas leak at the company's chemical plant in Borger has injured 13...

Fourteen injured in blast at Dragon Aromatics xylene plant in China Tuesday, April 07, 2015 At least 14 people have been injured following an explosion caused by oil leak at Dragon Aromatics' xylene facility in Zhangzhou, Fujian province, China....

Four killed by chemical leak at DuPont plant in La Porte, Texas, US Monday, November 17, 2014 Four workers at the DuPont plant in La Porte, Texas, have been killed, while one worker has been injured, following a chemical leak at the...

Senate Committee passes anti-terrorism legislation for US chemical plants Friday, August 01, 2014 The US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs has passed legislation to improve the effectiveness of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Chemical...

Fire at IRPC'S Rayong refinery in Thailand damages petrochemical feedstock unit Tuesday, June 10, 2014 A fire triggered by a gas leak and explosion at Thai refiner IRPC’s petrochemical plant at Tumbon Choengoen in Rayong province of Thailand on 9 June has damaged petrochemical feedstock...

Two injured in fire at Shell’s chemical plant in Netherlands Wednesday, June 04, 2014 A major fire triggered by an explosion at Royal Dutch Shell’s chemical facility in Moerdijk, south of Rotterdam, Netherlands, on 3 June, has left two workers with minor...

US President signs decree to improve plant safety and security Monday, August 05, 2013 The US President has signed an executive order to improve the safety and security of chemical plants and minimise the risks of harmful chemicals to workers and...

Draeger introduces flame detector for chemical / petrochemical industries Thursday, June 27, 2013 Draeger Safety UK has introduced an advanced explosion-proof image processing flame detector to enhance safety of workers in the chemical and petrochemical...

Yuma Ethanol to pay penalty over risk management violations Wednesday, August 08, 2012 The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Yuma Ethanol has agreed to pay a $5,850 civil penalty and correct the storage and usage violations of toxic and flammable substances at its...

ChevronPhillips Chemical resumes ethylene production at Texas complex Friday, November 25, 2011 ChevronPhillips Chemical said that it is restarting ethylene production at its olefins complex in Sweeny, Texas, US, following a power and steam...

China begins anti-dumping proceedings on chemical solvent and boxboard imports Wednesday, November 23, 2011 The Chinese Ministry of Commerce has initiated two anti-dumping investigations on imports of certain chemical solvents and boxboard from the US and the...

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