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As The Use of Phthalates Wanes, Chemical Companies Race to Find Alternatives

June 24, 2015 4:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Increasing consumer wariness and regulatory attention regarding phthalates helped the market for alternative plasticizers explode in recent years.


Packaging Company to Open New Plant in Delaware Next Month

June 24, 2015 4:14 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

An Irish manufacturer of paper and plastic bags will create 87 full-time jobs when it opens its first U.S. plant in Delaware.


Kraft Sued Over All-Natural Label For Capri Sun

June 24, 2015 11:50 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A northern California man earlier this month filed a class action lawsuit against Kraft Foods, which alleged that the company's Capri Sun juice contained artificial ingredients despite its label as "all-natural."


Smuggled Meat in China Found Rotting, Dating to 1970s

June 24, 2015 11:47 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The raids came after China strengthened its food safety rules earlier this year amid a slew of recent scandals.


Union Voting On Potential End To Texas Refinery Strike

June 24, 2015 11:35 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The last remaining strike from a widespread labor dispute at the nation’s oil refineries could be on the verge of ending.


New Charges Filed Over Canadian Oil Train Disaster

June 24, 2015 10:13 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Canadian prosecutors on Monday levied criminal charges against a now-defunct railroad company and six former employees over a 2013 explosion that killed 47 people in Quebec.


Monsanto CEO Vows To Continue Efforts To Lure Syngenta

June 24, 2015 10:08 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Monsanto's chief executive remains optimistic that the St. Louis-based agribusiness giant will eventually secure a merger with Swiss rival Syngenta despite the latter's repeated rejections of takeover bids.


About 1,000 People Protest Rumored Chemical Plant in China

June 24, 2015 10:05 am | by The Asssociated Press | Comments

The protest reflected growing public concern about the environmental impact of projects such as petrochemical plants, as well as the public's deep distrust of local governments.


Exxon Mobil Halts 3 Platforms After Spill Crippled Pipeline

June 24, 2015 9:47 am | by BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press | Comments

The shutdown of a pipeline that spilled up to 101,000 gallons of crude on the Santa Barbara coast forced Exxon Mobil Corp. to halt operations at three offshore platforms because it couldn't deliver oil to refineries, the company said Tuesday.


House Approves Bill to Overhaul Chemical Regulation

June 24, 2015 9:41 am | by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press | Comments

The House vote, 398-1, moves the bill to the Senate, where a similar measure awaits a floor vote after winning approval from a Senate committee.


Dow Weed Killer Classified as Possible Cancer Risk

June 23, 2015 4:03 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A global health agency added another popular herbicide to its list of potential carcinogens this week.


Jury Awards $435,000 to Family Over Chemical Found in Toy Beads

June 23, 2015 3:51 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The toys were designed for children to create crafts from beads using water, but tests showed that a chemical in the beads metabolized into gamma hydroxybutyrate — commonly known as the "date-rape" drug — when ingested.


Mexico Announces Underwater Gas Pipeline to Texas

June 23, 2015 3:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Mexican government has announced plans for nearly $10 billion worth of electricity and natural gas infrastructure projects, including a gas pipeline under the Gulf of Mexico from Texas to the port of Veracruz.


Duke Energy Plans to Dig Up, Move Coal Ash From Most Pits

June 23, 2015 3:34 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Most of the ash, which contains toxic heavy metals, would be moved to former open-pit clay mines in Chatham and Lee counties.


Judge to Consider Request to Suspend Federal Oil, Gas Rules

June 23, 2015 9:55 am | by MEAD GRUVER, Associated Press | Comments

Four states and two petroleum industry groups are suing the U.S. Interior Department, saying the rules announced in March are unnecessarily burdensome for oil and gas developers.



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