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Buffett-Owned Chemical Firm Lubrizol Faces Lawsuits After Fire in Rouen, France

More than 5,250 tonnes of chemicals, oil and fuel additives have burned in a massive fire at U.S. specialty chemical firm Lubrizol in Rouen, France, last week, the local prefecture said in a statement on Tuesday. Following days of protests …

New Jersey Chemical Plant Fire Prompts Warnings, Bridge, Road Closures

Authorities say a fire at a chemical plant in New Jersey has been brought under control, but road and bridge closures remained in effect and local residents were urged to remain indoors because of potential danger from fumes. Kearny fire …

Arkema Sued by Police, EMTs over Chemical Plant Fire after Harvey

Police and emergency workers filed suit on against French chemicals company Arkema SA, claiming it failed to take adequate steps to avoid a fire at its Crosby, Texas, plant after Hurricane Harvey. Seven police, fire and emergency medical technicians sued …

Arkansas Chemical Plant to Reopen After Blast

El Dorado Chemical says it will soon resume operations after last month’s explosion at its plant in south Arkansas. No one was hurt in the May 15 blast at the plant, which produces chemicals for farming and industrial uses. The …