February 5, 2007 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
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February 5, 2007 Issue

Volume 85, Issue 6
February 5, 2007 Issue, Vol. 85 | Iss. 6
Chemical firms plan a 7.6% boost in capital spending but forecast an R&D increase of just 5.8%
By Marc S. Reisch
(pp. 12-15)
Prominent U.S. company gets nowhere with its offer to clean up Bhopal (pp. 18-20)
Government & Policy
Agency sets groundwork for human lunar outpost, but leaves cost and science objectives up in the air (pp. 23-25)
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