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Toxic Emissions From Chemical Plant And Refinery Flares Higher Than Previously Thought

April 30, 2015 9:42 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says flares at refineries and chemical plants emit far more pollution than regulators previously indicated.


Justice Department Seeks Charges Against Lumber Liquidators

April 29, 2015 2:44 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Company officials estimated that the charges could ultimately cost Lumber Liquidators about $10 million.


Shell, Greenpeace Spar Over Arctic Drilling Safety Zones

April 29, 2015 2:36 pm | by DAN JOLING, Associated Press | Comments

Attorneys for Royal Dutch Shell PLC presented testimony to a federal court judge Tuesday that the company needs safety zones around its Arctic drill fleet to prevent Greenpeace USA activists from endangering company workers and themselves.


Beer Brewers Tasked With Turning Sewage Into Suds

April 29, 2015 2:33 pm | by STEVEN DUBOIS, Associated Press | Comments

An Oregon wastewater treatment operator has asked home brewers to make great-tasting beer from hops, barley, yeast and the key, not-so-secret ingredient: treated sewer water.


Thai-Japanese Venture Eyes Ohio For Massive Chemical Plant

April 29, 2015 9:54 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Ohio leaders hope the plant will draw other plastic and chemical manufacturers to the area.


Pesticide Thought to Have Sickened Recycling Workers

April 29, 2015 9:41 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Officials believe that a household pesticide from an aerosol can is what caused more than a dozen employees of a Williston recycling center to become sick and seek medical treatment.


EuroChem Chooses St. John Site Over Iberville Parish

April 28, 2015 4:43 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

EuroChem Group AG has picked 915 acres in St. John the Baptist Parish for its proposed $1.5 billion ammonia production plant.


Senate Panel Advances Bill to Overhaul Chemical Regulation

April 28, 2015 4:36 pm | by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press | Comments

A bipartisan bill to update regulation of harmful chemicals for the first time in nearly 40 years won approval from a Senate committee Tuesday, moving it closer to a vote in the full Senate.


Forest Fire Blazes in Chernobyl Off-Limits Zone

April 28, 2015 4:31 pm | by PETER LEONARD, Associated Press | Comments

It is unclear if the fire has hit parts of the zone heavily contaminated by radiation from the 1986 reactor explosion and fire.


Scientists Engineer Natural Replacement For Pesticides

April 28, 2015 2:44 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

British researchers say they've developed an easier method to recreate scents that naturally repel insects and other pests.


Lower Oil Prices And Devalued Euro is Volatile, But Profitable For European Chem Producers…For Now

April 28, 2015 2:19 pm | by IHS Chemical | Comments

"Crude oil prices are around $62 per barrel, consumption is improving, and buyers throughout the value chain are focused on restocking their inventories in a tight market," said Michael Smith, vice president of European chemicals at IHS Chemical.


Colombia's Health Ministry Seeks to Halt Coca Spraying

April 28, 2015 10:23 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The ministry on Monday based its decision on the reclassification last month of glyphosate as a carcinogen by the World Health Organization's research arm.


Tuna Company, 2 Managers Charged in Death of Worker in Oven

April 28, 2015 9:48 am | by BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press | Comments

The charges specify that the company and the two men willfully violated rules that require implementing a safety plan, rules for workers entering confined spaces, and a procedure to keep machinery or equipment turned off if someone's working on it.


1 Last Crop to be Planted at Fertilizer Factory Site

April 28, 2015 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A spokesman for fertilizer-maker Cronus Chemicals says that by next spring farming activity on the 240 acres will be replaced by equipment used to begin construction of the plant.


The Millennial Challenge

April 27, 2015 4:51 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

The generational divide is the biggest diversity issue facing the workforce — even bigger than sex or race, says Christine Hassler.



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