Archive for September, 2006

Dow Epoxy to end chemical's production

Sep 08, 2006 No Comments

CHARLESTON DAILY MAIL, SEPTEMBER 7, 2006 Dow Epoxy has announced plans to stop producing a chemical used to make elastomers and protective coatings at the Institute plant by August 2007. The plant is owned and operated by Bayer CropScience and is one of seven Dow Chemical Co. production facilities at the company’s West Virginia Operations […]

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24-year Agent Orange study ending

Sep 08, 2006 No Comments

DARLENE SUPERVILLE, ASSOCIATED PRESS, SEPTEMBER 7, 2006 ROCKVILLE, Md. — The government is taking steps to preserve data and biological specimens from a quarter-century investigation into the effects of Agent Orange on Vietnam veterans, having found an elevated risk for diabetes but no clear links to cancer from the soon-to-end study. The independent Institute of […]

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All Navy Vietnam War vets told to watch for Agent Orange symptoms

Sep 07, 2006 No Comments

RICK MAZE, NAVY TIMES, SETPEMBER 6, 2006 By Rick Maze Staff writer Navy Vietnam War veterans who never set foot on Vietnamese soil are being encouraged by a key member of Congress and a veterans’ legal group to file disability claims if suffering any symptoms of diseases that might be related to exposure to the […]

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Orange crush

Sep 07, 2006 No Comments

OHMYNEWS, SOUTH KOREA, SEPTEMBER 6, 2006 Tens of thousands of South Korean Agent Orange victims demand justice On Aug. 31, dozens of South Korean veterans of the Vietnam War gathered in front of the White House in the United States to demand compensation for their exposure to Agent Orange (AO) — a toxic defoliant widely […]

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Warehouse destroyed in inferno

Sep 07, 2006 No Comments

POLLY RIPON, SHEFFIELD TODAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2006 MORE than 40 firefighters from across South Yorkshire tackled a huge blaze at a Sheffield warehouse last night after the building went up in flames. Eyewitnesses reported hearing three loud explosions as a huge plume of thick black smoke billowed from the former Union Carbide Factory on Claywheels […]

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Kurds raise flag, fears of war

Sep 06, 2006 No Comments

CLAUDE SALHANI, UPI, SEPTEMBER 5, 2006 WASHINGTON, DC, United States (UPI) — Verbal sparring between those who believe Iraq is in a state of civil war and the Bush administration, who insists it is not, may find the argument increasingly in favor of those who believe the country is affected by civil divisions, and may […]

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Anger boils in Halabja, Iraq’s "town of martyrs"

Sep 05, 2006 No Comments

IBON VILLELABEITIA, KURDISH MEDIA, UK, SEPTEMBER 4, 2006 HALABJA, Iraq – Broken glass crunched under Adnan’s feet as he walked through Halabja’s vandalised memorial. He stopped and pointed to an inscription on the wall. “There is my father’s name. I remember the day they gassed us as if it were yesterday. We ran but my […]

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AEP to sell Plaquemine cogeneration facility to Dow Chemical

Sep 04, 2006 No Comments

YAHOO FINANCE, SEPTEMBER 1, 2006 COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP – News) has reached an agreement to sell its Plaquemine Cogeneration Facility in Plaquemine, La., to The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW – News). Under terms of the agreement, Dow will pay AEP $64 million at closing. The sale […]

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Union Carbide must clean Bhopal mess

Sep 04, 2006 No Comments

NITYANAND JAYARAMAN, ENVIRONMENT INDIA, SEPTEMBER 1, 2006 BHOPAL, Sep 1 (IPS) – After an appellate court in the United States rejected claims by Bhopal city residents, seeking compensation from Union Carbide for environmental contamination around the site of the world’s worst industrial disaster, plans are afoot to have the case transferred to India. “Every setback […]

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Sarnia residents shocked at news Dow plant closing

Sep 04, 2006 No Comments

HANK DANISZEWSKI, LONDON FREE PRESS REPORTER, AUGUST 31, 2006 SARNIA — Once a giant in Sarnia’s Chemical Valley, Dow Chemical Canada is pulling out of the city by the end of 2008, putting 380 people out of work. The announcement shocked union and municipal officials and blindsided Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, who was in Sarnia […]

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