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Chemical plant explosion kills three, injures 15 in India 17 December 2021

An explosion at a chemical plant in the state of Gujarat on India’s west coast killed three people and injured 15 others on December 16. The incident happened at a chemical manufacturing plant belonging to Gujarat Fluorochemicals Limited (GFL) in the Panchmahal district of Gujarat....

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Chemical plant explosion kills three in South Korea 14 December 2021

An explosion at a chemical plant in South Korea killed three people on December 13. The incident happened at around 13:30 local time at a petrochemical manufacturing factory in the southern city of Yeosu....

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Government announces UK REACH deadline extension 14 December 2021

The UK government announced on December 6 that it will consult on an extension to the deadline for UK REACH. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) said it was ommitted to exploring alternative arrangements for UK REACH transitional registrations in order to support chemical businesses whilst upholding the highest standards to safeguard public health and the environment....

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Shell to build Asia's largest pyrolysis oil upgrader unit for recycling plastic waste 29 November 2021

Shell announced that it will build a new pyrolysis oil upgrader unit which improves the quality of pyrolysis oil, a liquid made from hard-to-recycle plastic waste that would have gone into a landfill, and turns it into chemical feedstock for its Pulau Bukom plant in Singapore. Slated to start production in 2023, the unit will be the largest in Asia and Shell’s first globally, with a capacity of 50,000 tonnes per annum (tpa)....

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Chemical plant explosion kills four, injures three in China 25 October 2021

Four people were killed and three others were injured following an explosion at a chemical plant in China’s autonomous Inner Mongolia region. The incident happened at around 23:00 local time in the Bayan Obo industrial park near Alxa League in the southwest of the region.

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