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Texas petrochemical plant fire environmental impact unclear

Nov. 11, 2019 6:59 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Researchers are uncertain about the environmental impact of toxic chemicals used to extinguish a three-day blaze at a Houston-area petrochemical storage facility after some leaked into a busy commercial waterway. The fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company facility in Deer Park began...

Clarification: Air Quality-Georgia City story

Nov. 5, 2019 9:21 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — In a story Oct. 28 on medical sterilization facilities, The Associated Press reported on the closure of several facilities that use a carcinogenic gas to sterilize medical equipment, including a Georgia facility owned by Sterigenics. The story should have made clear that Sterigenics...

North Dakota regulators approve study of natural gas

Oct. 22, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Industrial Commission has approved a study of the composition of the state's natural gas. The goal of the more than $300,000 study approved Tuesday is to determine if the composition of natural gas liquids produced as a byproduct of oil drilling changes over the life...

Burgum administration renews push for petrochemical plant

Oct. 14, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum and his administration are wooing the petrochemical industry to build a multibillion-dollar plant to convert natural gas liquids into plastic or other products, bringing value to the commodity that otherwise is being piped elsewhere or burned off as a byproduct of the...

Chicago-area medical equipment cleaning plant won't reopen

Sep. 30, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

WILLOWBROOK, Ill. (AP) — Sterigenics, the medical supply sterilization company that has been battling lawsuits and claims of increased cancer rates from fumes, announced Monday it has decided against reopening its suburban Chicago plant. The company said it will close the plant in Willowbrook, blaming...

House backs tax credit to boost methane in manufacturing

Sep. 19, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Legislation to cut taxes for manufacturers who use methane to make fertilizer or petrochemicals is on its way to Pennsylvania's Senate after a positive vote in the state House of Representatives. House members voted 139 to 46 on Thursday in favor of the proposed Energy and Fertilizer...