Chemicals manufacturing

FILE - In this July 21, 2015, file photo, a nearly ready-to-harvest almond is seen in an orchard in Newman, Calif. On Thursday, May 9, 2019, California regulators are recommending new restrictions on a widely used pesticide blamed for harming babies' brains. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
May 08, 2019 - 2:28 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation's most productive agricultural state will ban a widely used pesticide blamed for harming brain development in babies, California officials said Wednesday. The move cheered by environmental groups would outlaw chlorpyrifos (klohr-PY'-rih-fohs) after scientists deemed it...
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Emergency personnel work at the scene of an explosion at AB Specialty Silicones on Sunset Ave. and Northwestern Ave. on the border between Gurnee, Ill., and Waukegan on Saturday, May 4, 2019. The explosion happened Friday night. (John Starks/Daily Herald via AP)
May 04, 2019 - 11:14 pm
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — An explosion and fire at an Illinois silicone factory claimed a second victim Saturday when an employee taken to a hospital after the blast died, a local coroner confirmed, and the official death toll is expected to rise to four as authorities suspended the search for two...
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A coffee cup made from polystyrene foam, commonly known as Styrofoam, lies on the side of a road, Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Augusta, Maine. Gov. Janet Mills signed a bill into law Tuesday, April 30 making Maine one of the first states to ban single-use containers made from polystyrene foam. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
May 01, 2019 - 3:57 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine has banned single-use food and drink containers made from polystyrene foam, commonly known as Styrofoam, becoming the first state to do so. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills signed the bill, which takes effect in 2021, into law Tuesday. Environmental groups have sought such...
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This combination of photos released by Ralph Lauren shows Polo shirts made from recycled plastic bottles. Each shirt is made from an average of 12 bottles collected in Taiwan, where the Polos are made, in partnership with an organization called First Mile. The shirts will be available Thursday for men and women at RalphLauren.com and in stores around the globe. (Ralph Lauren via AP)
April 18, 2019 - 12:25 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Earth, meet Polo. Polo Ralph Lauren on Thursday launched a version of its iconic polo shirt made entirely of recycled plastic bottles and dyed through a process that uses zero water. David Lauren, the youngest son of the company's founder and its chief innovation officer, told The...
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Chad Isaak listens to counsel in district court while being charged with four counts of class AA felony murder in district court on Friday, April 5, 2019, in Mandan, N.D. Isaak was arrested in Washburn on Thursday and charged with murdering four people in Mandan on Monday. He is being held on one million dollars bail. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)
April 05, 2019 - 5:21 pm
MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota man charged Friday with killing four people at a business that manages the mobile home park where he lives tried to avoid detection by picking up shell casings, changing his clothing, and cleaning a knife and gun with bleach, according to court documents. Court...
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This aerial photo shows firefighters spraying water on a fire at the KMCO chemical plant on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 in Crosby, Texas. Authorities say the fire has been contained at the plant near Houston and they have lifted an order that instructed residents within a 1-mile (1.6 kilometers) radius of the facility to stay indoors. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
April 05, 2019 - 3:37 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two major chemical plant fires near Houston just 17 days apart closed schools, leaked toxic chemicals into coastal waters and killed a worker, but there's a good chance they won't lead to big industry crackdowns in oil-friendly Texas. Just days after the first blaze broke out...
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April 03, 2019 - 2:12 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story April 1 about $21 million jury verdict against Chevron, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a tire factory where two men worked with the solvent benzene was owned by Unocal, later purchased by Chevron. Unocal did not own the tire factory. A corrected...
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This photo taken by the Harris County Fire Marshal's Office shows the KMCO Chemical plant Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Crosby, Texas. Authorities say one person is confirmed dead after a fire broke out at the chemical plant Tuesday near Houston. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says two other people were life-flighted. Gonzalez says preliminary information shows that the chemical isobutylene initially started the fire, and is still burning. (Harris County Fire Marshal's Office via AP)
April 02, 2019 - 7:24 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A tank holding a flammable chemical caught fire at a Texas plant Tuesday, killing one worker, critically injuring two others and sending panicked employees fleeing over a fence to safety. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez confirmed the fatality in a tweet and said the two injured had...
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A plume of smoke rises over the site of a fire at the KMCO plant Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Crosby, northeast of Houston, Texas. A tank holding a flammable chemical caught fire at the Texas plant Tuesday. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez confirmed fatality in a tweet and said injured ones had been taken by helicopter to a hospital. (Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP)
April 02, 2019 - 7:00 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on a fire at a Houston-area chemical plant (all times local): 5:55 p.m. The CEO of a company whose plant caught fire in Texas says investigators are still determining the cause. John Foley, president and CEO of KMCO, said at a news conference Tuesday afternoon his company...
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The petrochemical fire at Intercontinental Terminals Company reignited as crews tried to clean out the chemicals that remained in the tanks, Friday, March 22, 2019, in Deer Park, Texas. The efforts to clean up a Texas industrial plant that burned for several days this week were hamstrung Friday by a briefly reignited fire and a breach that led to chemicals spilling into the nearby Houston Ship Channel. (Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP)
March 24, 2019 - 2:40 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — An emergency dike has been repaired and a fire-damaged petrochemical tank stabilized during cleanup of leaking oil products that closed part of the Houston Ship Channel, the operator of the complex said Sunday. Authorities are still trying to determine what caused a March 17 fire at...
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