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benzene

ben zeen

  • n  a colorless liquid hydrocarbon; highly inflammable; carcinogenic; the simplest of the aromatic compounds

  • Benzene, nitrobenzene and aniline, used to produce explosives, fungicides, dyes and shoe polish, are nasty substances to have in a river.
  • For benzene, mother of a multitude of useful organic products, he has been able to diagram the binding process.
  • How slight is the lethal error which the bacteria make is shown by the similar chemical names: sulfanilamide is para-amino-benzene-sulfonamide; the growth factor is para-amino .
News & Articles

  • Benzene resurfaces in creek
    Benzene has again been detected, but at barely detectable levels, in Parachute Creek at the site of a natural gas liquids leak.
    June 13, 2013 - The Daily Sentinel
  • Benzene resurfaces in Parachute Creek
    Benzene has again been detected, but at barely detectable levels, in Parachute Creek at the site of a natural gas liquids leak.
    June 12, 2013 - The Daily Sentinel
  • Sulfur emissions from Exxon Mobil leak cause environmentalists concern
    A leak in one of Exxon Mobil’s sulfur recovery units in Baton Rouge on May 22 resulted in the release of various chemicals harmful to human health, including benzene, sulfur dioxide, and hydrogen sulfide, claimed Exxon’s report to the National Response Center.
    June 10, 2013 - Louisiana Weekly
Quotes

  • Sergei Shoigu in BBC News
    The water polluted with benzene today reached the Russian border and has flowed into the Amur River,Mr Shoigu said.
  • Stavros Dimas in Xinhua
    This proposal will improve the health of European citizens. It will contribute to raising air quality standards by limiting the emission of two harmful pollutants, ground level ozone and benzene,said EU Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas.
  • Maurice Hinchey in Planet Jackson Hole
    Some chemicals that are known to have been used in fracking include diesel fuel, benzene, industrial solvents and other carcinogens and endocrine disrupters,Hinchey said.

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