El Dorado News

April 27, 2017
El Dorado News Times

State News

Lanxess acquires Chemtura, including production site in El Dorado

As of April 21, Lanxess Corp. has acquired the U.S. company Chemtura, which includes the production site in El Dorado. The community welcoming event took place at the Great Lakes Solutions (Chemtura) Central Plant on Monday at 11 a.m., where the merger between Chemtura Corp. and Lanxess was announced.

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Monsanto water levels rises over 90 feet since 2004

Since April 2016, the Monsanto well — part of the Sparta Aquifer, one of Union County’s drinking water sources — has risen nearly 16 feet, partially due to El Dorado Chemical’s transition from groundwater to river water usage for industry processes, an official said.

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SAU Tech to offer basketball in 2018

Jason Morrison, chancellor of Southern Arkansas University Tech, announced that they are making changes in hopes of improving their fall enrollment. Morrison spoke to the El Dorado Rotary Club on Monday about these upcoming developments.

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