1,000 containers of hazardous chemicals at Green Lake house

| January 2, 2017

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Clean-up crews removed some of an estimated 1,000 containers of hazardous chemicals from a house in Seattle’s Green Lake neighborhood today, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Venture Chemicals, Inc

VENTURE CHEMICALS, INC. was formed in November 1977 for the purpose of commercializing some basic processing technology involving cellulose and lignite derivatives. Initial marketing was directed toward the oil and gas industry where oil and water dispersible colloidal materials are used. Since that time, the company has grown from year to year and today we sell to a variety of industries. Venture Chemicals, Inc. is a highly diversified specialty chemical manufacturing company serving many markets. But as diverse as these product lines are, all have a common thread, our ongoing search for new and improved ideas, both in products and technology.

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Venture Chemicals, Inc

VENTURE CHEMICALS, INC. was formed in November 1977 for the purpose of commercializing some basic processing technology involving cellulose and lignite derivatives. Initial marketing was directed toward the oil and gas industry where oil and water dispersible colloidal materials are used. Since that time, the company has grown from year to year and today we sell to a variety of industries. Venture Chemicals, Inc. is a highly diversified specialty chemical manufacturing company serving many markets. But as diverse as these product lines are, all have a common thread, our ongoing search for new and improved ideas, both in products and technology.

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