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Ships at Fos-Lavera port as French refineries out of action

An evocative helicopter view of all the ships waiting around Fos-Lavera port while the French refineries are out of action – it’s a video from AFP, which my colleague Nel has spotted today.   Click here to play the video.   (photo: Life.com)

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Diseased chipmunks massing in Paris

Petchem employees in France and Belgium, including ICIS’s own Paris-based senior editor Linda Naylor, are on the look-out for thousands of diseased chipmunks, which have been found living in the French capital. An estimated 100,000 Siberian Chipmunks are living in northern France and thriving in the good summer weather, according to this article on Yahoo […]

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Arkema’s swineflu precautions

In the face of the sweeping contagion of swine flu, employees at Arkema’s Lavera site are prepared to go to all lengths to keep production running, even to the point of sleeping on site to avoid catching the virus, according to this article on today’s Le Figaro website. The article goes on to say that […]

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Acrylic 3D specs headline at Cannes Film Festival

Acrylic 3D specs were the must-have accessory as the Cannes Film Festival kicked off with Disney’s animated film Up on Wednesday night.   As filmgoers at cinema’s biggest and glitziest gathering ditched their designer shades, it’s likely that they gave not a moment’s thought to the petrochemical material in their plastic anaglyph glasses, which were there to […]

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