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Fire in petrochemical factory in Iran kills 1, injures 4

Nov. 19, 2020 2:47 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A fire in a petrochemical factory in southwestern Iran on Thursday led to the death of one worker and injured four others, Iranian state TV reported. The report said the worker died after jumping off a platform where the blaze erupted during the unloading of carbohydrate materials. It...

7 killed in factory explosion southwest of Beijing

Nov. 13, 2020 12:29 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities say seven people have been killed and one injured in a factory explosion southwest of Beijing. The expanded polyethylene plant in Hebei province’s Wuji county went up in flames around 6 p.m. Thursday. Expanded polyethylene is a type of foam used in packaging and other...

Suits challenge emissions by Georgia sterilizing company

Oct. 20, 2020 8:44 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Homeowners in Georgia have filed a lawsuit over emissions of a chemical used by a company that sterilizes medical equipment. The Journal-Constitution reports that the attorney for the couple who filed the suit says it's the first of many such cases. The lawsuit was filed by Bridget and...

South African company to sell $2B stake in Louisiana plants

Oct. 6, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A South African energy and chemical company has announced it is selling 50% stake in three of its plants in Louisiana to another company. Sasol Ltd., which operates the facility in Lake Charles, said it has entered into an agreement to form the joint venture with Houston-based...