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Union Carbide Seeks Renewal Of Air Permit At Institute Plant

Union Carbide transfers ethylene oxide from railroad tank cars to storage tanks in Institute, where it is then distributed to facilities in Institute and South Charleston.

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W.Va. Chemical Valley Featured In Film Documentaries

West Virginia’s community of Institute is featured in two documentaries that examine environmental safety and accountability. Both films will be screened outdoors on Thursday, Oct. 5 at Institute's Shawnee Regional Park.

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March 31, 1943: The First Buna-S Synthetic Rubber Shipped at Institute

On March 31, 1943, the first Buna-S synthetic rubber was shipped from Union Carbide’s plant at Institute in Kanawha County. It was a significant…

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July 4, 1930: Wertz Field Opens at Institute

Wertz Field opened at Institute in Kanawha County on July 4, 1930. Named for Charleston’s mayor, it was the first airport in the Kanawha Valley to offer…

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