(NEW DELHI, India.) JUST IN: At least 18 people have died in a fire that broke out at a chemical plant on the outskirts of the western Indian city of Pune #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.09: Fire engines rushed to the spot as smoke billowed from the compound – firemen had to break walls on either side to rescue people: The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, officials told BBC Marathi:

INDIA: Eighteen dead in India chemical plant fire and some 37 other workers were trapped inside the building when the blaze started around 15:45 local time (10:15 GMT) on Monday.

A fire at chemical plant near Pune city in India
The fire broke out at a chemical plant

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences over the death of the workers, and announced 200,000 rupees ($2,800; £1,900) as compensation for their families. He also promised $690 as compensation for the injured.

The factory belonged to SV Aqua Technologies, a company that makes chlorine dioxide products, which is typically used in water treatment.

It was located in what is known as the the Pirangut industrial estate, home to several other factories and plants, some 16km (10 miles) from Pune. Most of the workers live close by. 

The government of Maharashtra, where the factory is located, also announced $6,800 as compensation to the victims ‘families. 

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Jun.09: 2021:

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**BREAKING** Syrian foreign ministry says 11 people in UN Chemical convoy abducted

Syrian state news agency: Syrian foreign ministry says 11 people in UN chemical weapons convoy have been abducted by “terrorist groups”
….More when I hear it

#11-abducted, #11-people-in-un-chemical-convoy, #breaking-news, #chemicals, #syria, #syrian-foreign-ministry

OPCW : ` Twelfth Consignment of `Chemical Weapons ‘ Taken out of Syria ‘

#AceWorldNews – THE HAGUE- April 04 – The twelfth consignment of chemical weapons was on Friday taken out of Syria, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) reported.

“The OPCW-UN Joint Mission in Syria has confirmed that a 12th consignment of chemicals has been transported to the port of Latakia and removed from the country,” the OPCW said in a statement on its website.


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#Syria : “UN Chemicals Weapons Watchdog Say Weapons Arsenal May Not Be Removed Until End of June”

#AceWorldNews says the removal and destruction of the most dangerous agents in Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal may not be completed until the end of June, according to the head of the UN chemicals watchdog. Ahmet Uzumcu said Thursday that the amount of chemicals that have reached a Syrian port so far was “not that high,” Reuters reported.

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#AceHealthNews says according to the U S Food…

#AceHealthNews says according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has told manufacturers of antibacterial soaps and body washes to demonstrate that they are both safe and effective within the next year. New evidence is emerging that some of the chemicals used in soaps, toothpaste, dish detergent, and other common household products may pose hazards for human health and the environment. The FDA’s proposed final rule would require manufacturers to demonstrate efficacy and safety or the products could be reformulated or removed from the market.

#antibacterial, #chemicals, #environment, #human-health, #products, #soaps, #toothpaste, #us-fda

Fracking Chemicals Linked to Birth Defects, Infertility

#AceEnvironmentNews says a lot of the articles that l have read about #fracking ,seem to lead to the water supply for a town or village, and originate from the water table. This is due to the chemicals being used in the #fracking process leaking into the water table #SayNo2Fracking


Fracking Chemicals Linked to Birth Defects, Infertility

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Fracking diagram from Gasland movie

A controversial oil and natural gas drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, uses many chemicals that can disrupt the body’s hormones, according to new research accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society‘s journal Endocrinology.Endocrine-disrupting chemicals, or EDCs, are substances that can interfere with the normal functioning of the endocrine system. EDCs can be found in manufactured products as well as certain foods, air, water and soil. Research has linked EDC exposure to infertility, cancer and birth defects.

“More than 700 chemicals are used in the fracking process, and many of them disturb hormone function,” said one of the study’s authors, Susan C. Nagel, PhD, of the University of Missouri School of Medicine. “With fracking on the rise, populations may face greater health risks from increased endocrine-disrupting chemical…

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