Chemicals manufacturing

FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2016 file photo, a man looks up near smoke spewing from a chimney near the Jiujiang steel and rolling mills in Qianan in northern China's Hebei province. Researchers say Tuesday, April 25, 2017 that China's conversion of coal into natural gas could prevent tens of thousands of premature deaths annually. But there's a catch: It also could undermine efforts to rein in greenhouse gas emissions. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
April 25, 2017 - 12:00 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's conversion of coal into natural gas could prevent tens of thousands of premature deaths each year. But there's a catch: As the country shifts its use of vast coal reserves to send less smog-inducing chemicals into the air, the move threatens to undermine efforts to rein in...
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The office building for PPG Industries at PPG Place is shown, Monday, April 24, 2017, in Pittsburgh. PPG Industries is boosting its offer for Akzo Nobel, looking to buy the industrial paints and chemicals company in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $28.8 billion. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
April 24, 2017 - 1:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — PPG Industries is boosting its offer for Akzo Nobel, looking to buy the industrial paints and chemicals company in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $28.8 billion. PPG is raising its offering to 61.50 euros per share and 0.357 shares of its common stock. It previously offered to...
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This letter obtained by the Associated Press and photographed in the news agency's Washington bureau, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, was sent to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt by attorneys representing Dow Chemical requesting the EPA "to set aside" the results of government studies they claimed were fundamentally flawed. Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris is a close adviser to President Donald Trump. The company gave $1 million for Trump’s inaugural activities. (AP Photo)
April 20, 2017 - 6:08 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. AP: PESTICIDE MAKERS PETITION GOVERNMENT Dow Chemical is pushing the Trump administration to scrap scientific findings that a family of widely used pesticides is harmful to about 1,800...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2017, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks to employees of the EPA in Washington. Dow Chemical is pushing the Trump administration to scrap the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species. Lawyers representing Dow and two other makers of organophosphates sent letters last week to the heads of three Cabinet agencies. The letters, obtained by The Associated Press, show the companies asked them “to set aside” the results of government studies. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
April 20, 2017 - 3:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dow Chemical is pushing the Trump administration to scrap the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species. Lawyers representing Dow, whose CEO also heads a White House...
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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump gives the pen he used to sign an executive order to Dow Chemical President, Chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris, as other business leaders applaud in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Dow Chemical is pushing the Trump administration to scrap the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species. Liveris is a close adviser to President Donald Trump. The company gave $1 million for Trump’s inaugural activities.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
April 20, 2017 - 3:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dow Chemical is pushing the Trump administration to scrap the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species. Lawyers representing Dow and two other makers of organophosphates...
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Though a few boats make their way onto Lake Michigan, beaches have been closed due to a chemical spill from U. S. Steel, Thursday, April 13, 2017. Federal officials are awaiting more test results to determine whether a potentially carcinogenic chemical entered Lake Michigan during a wastewater spill at a U.S. Steel plant in northern Indiana. (John J. Watkins /The Times via AP)
April 13, 2017 - 7:58 pm
PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — A water sample from Lake Michigan near a wastewater spill at a U.S. Steel plant in Indiana contained an elevated level of a potentially carcinogenic chemical but well below federal safety standards, the Chicago Department of Water Management said Thursday. A sample containing 2...
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Though a few boats make their way onto Lake Michigan, beaches have been closed due to a chemical spill from U. S. Steel, Thursday, April 13, 2017. Federal officials are awaiting more test results to determine whether a potentially carcinogenic chemical entered Lake Michigan during a wastewater spill at a U.S. Steel plant in northern Indiana. (John J. Watkins /The Times via AP)
April 13, 2017 - 4:19 pm
PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — Federal officials are awaiting more test results to determine whether a potentially carcinogenic chemical entered Lake Michigan during a wastewater spill at a U.S. Steel plant in northern Indiana. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency spokeswoman Rachel Bassler says testing...
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President Donald Trump steps off Air Force One as he arrives Sunday, April 9, 2017, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Trump was in Florida meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 12, 2017 - 1:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 1:20 p.m. President Donald Trump is saying he may reshuffle some of his major domestic priorities. After Republican leaders pulled their health care bill back from a House vote last month, Trump signaled that he was ready to...
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This photo from video by KCTV5 shows damage to the side of a building in the aftermath of a fatal explosion at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, Mo., Tuesday, April 11, 2017. (KCTV5 via AP)
April 11, 2017 - 8:17 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An explosion Tuesday at a sprawling ammunition plant near Kansas City, Missouri, killed one worker and injured four others, the U.S. Army said. The blast at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, just east of Kansas City, occurred in a building where chemicals...
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This photo from video by KCTV5 shows damage to the side of a building in the aftermath of a fatal explosion at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, Mo., Tuesday, April 11, 2017. (KCTV5 via AP)
April 11, 2017 - 7:35 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An explosion Tuesday at a sprawling ammunition plant near Kansas City, Missouri, killed one worker and injured four others, the U.S. Army said. The blast at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, just east of Kansas City, occurred in a building where chemicals...
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