Though officials say water quality has returned to the level it was before the spill, farmers reportedly don't want to risk contaminating the soil for future generations.
The beach was closed this past Friday after officials found more and more liquid oil over a 300-yard stretch.
The country produces chemical feedstock at among the lowest costs in the world and maintains access to major markets.
A recently-published report looked at workers' compensation injury reports from 2001 to 2013, finding 48 workers suffered burns from hydrofluoric-acid-based car wash products.
EPA released documents shed some light on the circumstances surrounding the Aug. 5 accident, and raise more questions about whether enough was done to prevent it.
Sunday was the first day of trading in the Middle East after Brent crude, a benchmark for international oil, fell more than a dollar to close Friday at $45.46 while the price of U.S. crude closed at $40.45.
At least nine people were reportedly injured in the explosion in the Shandong province city of Zibo, just over a week after a similar blast at a Chinese chemical warehouse killed more than 100 people.
The U.S. Forest Service reportedly received about 4,100 comments and the Montana Department of Environmental Quality received another 1,700 by Thursday's deadline about a proposed gold mine near Yellowstone National Park.
On Monday, Obama plans to announce new executive actions and other efforts aimed at making it easier for homeowners and businesses to invest in green energy improvements that in the past may have been impractical or unaffordable.
The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant's opening has been postponed indefinitely so officials can make sure all is secure following last year's fire and radiation leak.
The Gulf Coast and Southeast regions saw the largest gains compared to June out of the seven regions tracked by the American Chemistry Council.
The Chemours Co., the former performance chemicals business spun off from the DuPont Co. earlier this year, is closing its Delaware titanium dioxide production facility.
Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee hope that newly developed chemical processes could revolutionize the treatment of alcoholism.
Research conducted by Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville biologist Kyong Yoon found that 104 of 109 lice samples showed gene mutations associated with resistance to pyrethroids.
A $750 million wrongful death lawsuit filed against Fort Detrick charges that the Army's handling of chemical and biological toxins was reckless and responsible for a number of deaths and illnesses.