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Chemical plants placed near waterways may be bigger hazard than once thought

Chemical plant

HMN-Placing large chemical processing facilities near waterways once was a normal practice for logistical reasons. Now, that may be more of a hazard than we once thought.  (Quartz Media) Chemical plants and sites of heavy industry are often located near coasts and waterways; they were originally placed to take advantage of the ease of shipping products by water, and the ...

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CSB releases preliminary investigation findings on Arkema chemical plant fire

Arkema

HMN-The CSB has released its preliminary findings on the Crosby, TX chemical plant fire that occurred as a result of Hurricane Harvey.  The plant manufactured many products including organic peroxides. Sign up for the Hazmatnation mailing list!

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8 killed in east China chemical plant explosion, fire

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Louisiana State Police HAZMAT respond to total power failure at DOW chemical

HMN-Initially reported as a chlorine leak, now is being called a total power failure at a Louisiana chemical plant.  According to WBRZ evacuations are under way, and the LA State Police HAZMAT are responding to assist state fire marshal deputies.  The facility is located south of Baton Rouge, LA. PLAQUEMINE – DOW was evacuated shortly after 3 p.m. due to ...

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