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USA – Chemical Plant Explosion Kills One

An explosion at a Florida chemical plant over the weekend left at least one person dead, according to local authorities. The Pensacola News Journal reported that the blast occurred around midday Sunday at the Ascend Performance Materials complex in a…

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China – Chemical Tanker Explodes

Chemical tanker explodes in Nanjing, two missing A chemical tanker exploded at the anchorage area near a petrochemical terminal operated by Sinopec Yangzi Petrochemical in Nanjing yesterday. According to local media reporting, the explosion happened during maintenance work on chemical…

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EPA Chemical Safety Overhaul

The Obama administration last week proposed an overhaul of safety procedures at the nation's chemical plants. The Environmental Protection Agency's Risk Management Program, in part, requires chemical facilities to establish risk management plans for hazardous materials. The newly issued EPA proposal…

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