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Louisiana chemical plant explosion injures five people 04 October 2021

An explosion at a chemical plant in Louisiana, US injured five people on September 27. The incident occurred at the Westlake petrochemical plant near the city of Lake Charles in the southwest of Louisiana....

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INEOS announces £1 billion Grangemouth investment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 22 September 2021

On September 22, INEOS announced planned further investment of over £1 billion towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions at its Grangemouth site to net zero by 2045, building on the 37% reduction in net CO2 emissions already delivered since acquiring the site in 2005....

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UK chemical company fined £1 million for fatal 2018 explosion 20 September 2021

The UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has fined chemical company Briar Chemicals £1 million after an explosion killed a contractor at its Norwich plant in 2018. The death of maintenance contractor Rob Cranston, aged 46, was previously ruled as “accidental” following an 11-day jury inquest in December 2020....

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Hazardous materials incident kills two workers at US manufacturing plant 14 September 2021

Two people were killed following a hazardous materials incident in North Carolina, US on September 12. Emergency responders attended a plant belonging to Valley Proteins at around 13:30 local time and pronounced two workers as dead at the scene....

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Chemical incident at commercial truck washing company kills two workers in US 14 September 2021

Two employees of a commercial truck washing company were found dead after they were exposed to an unknown chemical, police have said. The incident happened while the workers were cleaning the inside of a tanker in Avondale, around 19 miles west of Phoenix, Arizona....

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Canadian chemical plant explosion kills one, seriously injures another 13 September 2021

An explosion at a chemical plant in Toronto, Canada killed one person and seriously injured another on September 8. Emergency services were called to the Siltech chemical plant at around 10:00 local time and pronounced one person dead at the scene while another was rushed to hospital in a critical condition....

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Digitalisation through Made Smarter to boost the North West’s £10bn chemical industry 02 September 2021

The North West’s £10bn chemical industry is set to grow further after support from Made Smarter. The Made Smarter Adoption Programme in the North West, a collaboration between UK government and industry designed to support the increased use of digital technologies, has worked with dozens of SME chemical manufacturers to capitalise on the opportunities that digitisation offers....

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US Chemical Safety Board releases video highlighting agency's objectives, initiatives, and priorities 06 August 2021

The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has released a new video in which the safety agency's Chairperson, Dr. Katherine Lemos, shares the organisations priorities, initiatives, and objectives....

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Russian chemical plant fire kills seven 03 August 2021

A fire at a chemical plant in southern Russia killed seven people on July 29. The seven people were initially taken to hospital but later died of their injuries. The incident happened at the Kamenski chemical factory in the Rostov region of Russia....

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US chemical plant leak kills two, injures 30 30 July 2021

A chemical leak at a plant in La Porte, Texas left two people dead and another 30 injured on July 27. Around 45,000kg of acetic acid was released during the incident, which happened at a plant belonging to plastics and chemicals company LyondellBasell....

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