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Explosion at Chemical Plant in Southern China Kills at Least 4

An explosion at a chemical plant in southern China on Tuesday [Oct. 15] killed at least four people and injured six, the local government said, in the latest of a string of such accidents. The Guangxi regional emergency rescue service …

Arkema NA, CEO Indicted in Texas for ‘Reckless’ Chemical Release

The North American subsidiary of a French chemical manufacturer and two senior staff members were indicted in connection with last year’s explosion at the Crosby, Texas, plant in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Arkema North America, its CEO Richard Rowe …

EPA Wants to Rescind Obama Chemical Plant Regulations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took steps on Thursday to roll back and delay Obama-era rules aimed at improving safety at chemical plants, which had come in response to a 2013 explosion at a fertilizer plant in Texas that killed …

Idled Tennessee Chemical Plant Maintains Staff After Explosion

A chemical plant in Tennessee that will likely stay idle until next year has maintained its staff of almost 700 workers as it recovers from an explosion there in September. The Chattanooga Times Free-Press reports that Wacker Chemical expects to …

Trump Budget Would Eliminate Chemical Safety Board

When a Texas City refinery exploded in 2005, 15 people died. Months later, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board found that putting workers in temporary trailers near danger zones at the plant raised the death toll. Since then, temporary trailers have …

1 Worker Dead, 3 Hurt in Explosion at Texas Chemical Plant

Officials say an explosion at a Houston-area chemical plant has left one worker dead and three hurt. Pasadena police say the tank accident happened Saturday afternoon at the PeroxyChem Bayport Plant. A statement from Philadelphia-based PeroxyChem says the workers were …