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Senate Committee passes anti-terrorism legislation for US chemical plants
01 August, 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...
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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...

EPA files enforcement action against Asarco
Monday, November 21, 2011 The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken enforcement action against the Asarco copper smelter in Hayden, Arizona, following complaints about toxic...

PPG declares force majeure in Thailand
Friday, November 18, 2011 PPG Industries, a maker of coatings and speciality products, has declared force majeure on certain optical products due to flooding in...

Tosoh shuts monomer manufacturing facilities after fire
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 Japanese intergraded chemicals maker Tosoh has shut three vinyl chloride monomer manufacturing plants at its Nanyo complex in western Japan following a...

Hackers target chemical firms
Thursday, November 03, 2011 Hackers have targeted about 50 organisations, including chemical and defence companies, in a global wave of cyber-attacks that has been traced to China, security provider Symantec said in a...

India levies anti-dumping duty on imported rubber chemical
Thursday, October 27, 2011 India's finance ministry has imposed an anti-dumping duty of up to $0.23/kg on all imports of MBTS dibenzothiazole disulphide from China, for a period of five...

DEA issues emergency ban for bath salt chemical
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has issued a temporary ban on three synthetic stimulants used to make products marketed as bath salts and plant...

China imposes anti-dumping tax on caprolactam imports
Friday, October 21, 2011 The Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said it will impose an anti-dumping tax on imports of caprolactam from the EU and the US for a period of five years, effective from 22 October...

India imposes anti-dumping duty on imported caustic soda
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 India's Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties has imposed an anti-dumping duty of $366 per dry metric ton on imports of caustic soda from South...

EPA provides health assessment for TCE
Monday, October 03, 2011 The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the final health assessment for trichloroethylene (TCE) to the integrated risk information system (IRIS)...

EPA fines chemical company for violations
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 John R Hess & Company has agreed to pay a penalty of $23,400 to settle claims by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to appropriately report chemicals used on its site...

India imposes anti-dumping duty on morpholine imports
Monday, September 26, 2011 India's Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties has imposed an anti-dumping duty of up to $0.81/kg on imports of morpholine from China, the US and European...

India explores provisional import duties on soda ash
Friday, September 23, 2011 India's Directorate General of Anti-Dumping & Allied Duties, part of the commerce ministry, has proposed to impose anti-dumping duties ranging from $11.55/t to $38.38/t on imports of soda ash...

EPA fines Maine facility for unsafe hazardous chemical storage
Thursday, September 22, 2011 Monson Companies has been fined $151,900 by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the improper storage of hazardous materials, in violation of federal and state...

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