The local nonprofit Hackensack Riverkeeper petitioned the EPA for the investigation, citing "a long list of toxic chemicals and heavy metals" contaminating river sediment along a 22-mile stretch from Oradell to Newark Bay.
The Houston company said it will lay off 6.5 to 8 percent of its staff, which represents 5,005 to 6,160 employees based on its total from the end of 2014.
Neenah Paper is bucking the industry trend of recent years. It plans to build a new manufacturing plant in Appleton to produce specialty filter paper, expanding the company's Appleton Mill that encompasses about 10 acres.
Congressional leaders are delaying sending a bill authorizing the Keystone XL oil pipeline to the White House for a likely veto until after the recess break.
A settlement has been reached in a $100 million lawsuit filed by businesses and residents of an upstate New York village where a toxic chemical from a former IBM plant polluted their neighborhoods.
The federal agency charged with investigating industrial chemical accidents has come under increasing fire on a number of fronts in recent days, with former employees, members of Congress and even the Obama administration calling its activities into question.
German chemical giant Bayer AG is set to become a "pure life-sciences company" following a reorganization process set to be completed early next year.
The consumer health group says the confectioners have failed to warn its consumers of the toxic chemical cadmium in the companies' chocolate products.
Spanish authorities ordered the residents of five northeastern towns to stay indoors for some two hours after a chemical explosion at a warehouse spread a large, orange toxic cloud over the area.
To win, the plaintiff will need to successfully argue that fracking wastewater disposal methods cause earthquakes, and that the energy companies engaging in the disposal are liable for damages caused by the earthquakes.
Emergency responders originally could not identify the substance, some 1,000 gallons of which was spilled onto an agricultural area near Santa Paula, about an hour northwest of the Los Angeles area.
The Yuhuang Chemical plant will produce about 5,500 tons of methanol per day. An overall complex, to be built in three phases at an estimated $1.85 billion, on St. James' west bank
Angry protesters pelted a police headquarters with rocks on Wednesday after security forces fired on locals protesting oil and natural gas exploration in the Peruvian Amazon. At least one person was killed by gunfire and 22 wounded, hospital officials said.
A company that was cited for 110 violations after a 2010 gas explosion that killed six workers at a Connecticut energy plant has paid only the minimum required fine for worker safety violations.
An oil workers union says another two bodies were found inside an oil ship that exploded off Brazil's coast, increasing the death toll to five. Rescue teams are searching for four workers who remain missing.