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2012-10-07 23:04:18

Jury Finds Dow Chemical Subsidiary Union Carbide And Others Responsible For Knowingly Using Cancer Causing Asbestos Products DALLAS (PRWEB) October 06, 2012 In June 2012, the family of a mesothelioma patient was awarded $48 million by a Los Angeles Superior Court jury after finding Dow subsidiary Union Carbide Corp., Riverside Cement, CalPortland and others responsible. This mesothelioma verdict is the largest in the nation in 2012 (Bobbie Izell, et al. v. Union Carbide Corp., et al., Los...

2012-07-19 23:03:12

Jury Finds Dow Chemical Subsidiary Union Carbide And Others Responsible For Knowingly Using Cancer Causing Asbestos Products Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 19, 2012 In June 2012, the family of a mesothelioma patient was awarded $48 million by a Los Angeles Superior Court jury after finding Dow subsidiary Union Carbide Corp., Riverside Cement, CalPortland and others responsible. This mesothelioma verdict is the largest in the nation in 2012 (Bobbie Izell, et al. v. Union Carbide Corp., et al.,...

2010-04-15 16:29:00

Human Rights Organization Demands Accountability for Contaminated Water in Bhopal NEW YORK, April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dow Chemical Company must not be allowed to run from its responsibility for the impact of the 1984 Bhopal gas leak disaster by sponsoring this weekend's Live Earth 'Run for Water' events in the United States and worldwide, Amnesty International said today. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081014/AILOGO) Thousands of people died and more than 100,000...

2009-09-30 07:45:00

MIDLAND, Mich., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Union Carbide Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), has completed the divestiture of its ownership in the OPTIMAL Group of Companies (OPTIMAL) to Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) for an equity value of $660 million. Under a commercial supply agreement, Dow will continue serving its current customer base in much of Asia Pacific with basic and performance chemicals products manufactured by...

2009-07-30 05:31:00

MIDLAND, Mich. and KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) and Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) today announced that they have reached an agreement for Dow's Union Carbide Corporation subsidiary to sell its entire shares of ownership in the OPTIMAL Group of Companies (OPTIMAL) to PETRONAS for $660 million. PETRONAS would fund this acquisition through internally generated funds. The transaction, subject to customary conditions and...

2008-07-31 12:00:53

HOUSTON, July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Chemical Market Associates, Inc. (CMAI) is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Tison Keel as Director - Ethylene Oxide & Derivative Studies with responsibility for short and long term market analysis for the ethylene oxide & derivatives market. Tison joins CMAI with over 30 years of industry experience, most recently as Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Daikin America, Inc. (DAI), a U.S. subsidiary of the Japan-based Daikin Industries,...

2008-07-20 09:00:31

By Lou Michel, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Jul. 20--NIAGARA FALLS -- A 12 million-pound relic from the glory days of the region's industrial past soon will be shipped to China to help build that country's economic future. A gargantuan press, capable of shaping steel with its 14,000 tons of pressure per square inch, will be used to manufacture the internal workings of new Chinese nuclear power plants. The press sat unused for more than two decades at a former Union Carbide plant here. But...

2008-07-07 09:00:50

A final decision is expected this year on what to do about hundreds of tons of toxic waste on the grounds of a pesticide factory in Bhopal, India. The Union Carbide factory was the site of a poison gas leak in 1984 that killed at least 3,000 area residents and is also blamed for affecting the health of 500,000 others, The New York Times reported Monday. No one examined the soil or determined to what extent toxic chemicals seeped into area water until 12 years after the gas leak, the...

2008-07-03 09:00:43

By Somini Sengupta Nearly a quarter-century after gusts of poison gas leaked out of the Union Carbide pesticide factory here, killing thousands and turning this ancient city into a notorious symbol of industrial disaster, hundreds of tons of toxic waste still languish inside a tin-roofed warehouse in a corner of the old factory grounds, with a rolling, padlocked shutter for a gate. At least now it is locked. For 20 years, it lay out in the open, in small mounds scattered around the...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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