Internal emails between staff at North Carolina's environmental agency suggest state regulators were coordinating with Duke Energy before intervening in efforts by citizens groups trying to sue the company over groundwater pollution leeching from its coal ash dumps.
A chemical spill that tainted the tap water for 300,000 West Virginians two months ago continues to concern many people far outside the spill area who are confronting their own worries about Charleston's water as they visit this week for a state basketball tournament.
Home decor retailer Bed Bath & Beyond is asking its vendors to voluntarily cut down use of some harmful chemicals in their products.
The company at the center of a chemical spill into 300,000 West Virginians' drinking water submitted plans Wednesday to demolish its facility.
Apple's labor practices are under attack by two activist groups who contend the company makes its iPhones with a hazardous mix of chemicals that threaten the health of factory workers assembling the devices in China.
Only a month after a similar incident at the Tesoro Refinery in Martinez, California, two workers were hospitalized after being sprayed with sulfuric acid.
In the wake of California's Green Chemistry Law, and the associated regulations that will become public later this year, Chem.Info spoke with Michael Kirschner about what the forthcoming regulations will mean for manufacturers and what they can be doing to prepare now.
Nearly 20 employees of a North Carolina county have gone to the hospital for evaluation after a toxic dry cleaning chemical spill at the county jail.
Concerns over toxic substances in everyday life have been around since Rachel Carson penned "Silent Spring" more than a half-century ago. But getting these chemicals out of products and supply chains has been slow-going, especially as government regulation of such chemicals has been timid. Regulation by the marketplace is another matter.
State officials say a Northern California refinery can restart a unit that was shut down after a chemical release that seriously injured two workers.
The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates’ Board of Governors is calling for greater regulatory certainty of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) through a long-term authorization.
The State of California, through its Department of Toxic Substances Control, is proceeding with a major new regulatory program aimed at reducing or eliminating many toxic chemicals in consumer products. The state’s actions could significantly impact the way many consumer products are made and sold in California and throughout the United States.
Federal officials are firing back at a Northern California refinery after the company blocked them from investigating a chemical release that seriously injured two workers.
A handful of the hundreds of creditors seeking compensation from the company at the center of West Virginia's chemical spill that deprived residents of usable tap water for days questioned top executives Tuesday in bankruptcy court.
Authorities ordered the evacuation of an entire northern Iowa city Thursday as firefighters battled a fire at a fertilizer plant.
The company at the center of West Virginia's chemical spill paid about $6 million to executives and associated companies in the year before filing for bankruptcy.
North Carolina officials said Tuesday that groundwater containing unsafe levels of arsenic apparently leaching from a Duke Energy coal ash dump is still pouring into the Dan River, which is already contaminated from a massive Feb. 2 spill.
For weeks, government officials have said the running water in nine WV counties is suitable for all daily needs. But many of the 300,000 residents whose water was contaminated Jan. 9 are not convinced.
Dow Chemical is rejecting a push by a major shareholder to break off its petrochemicals division.
A federal safety official says tanks at the facility that spilled chemicals into a major water supply in West Virginia were not necessarily in compliance with standards months before the leak.
Thousands of gallons of the chemical that spilled into the water supply for 300,000 West Virginians will be heading to Pennsylvania on Tuesday.
Subway says it's in the process of removing a chemical from its bread as part of an ongoing effort to improve its recipes. The announcement comes after a popular food blogger launched a petition this week asking the sandwich chain to stop using the ingredient, called azodicarbonamide.
A federal health official said Wednesday that West Virginians can use tap water however they choose after last month's chemical spill contaminated it for days. Still, public skepticism remains over its safety and some local doctors are advising some of their patients not to ingest it.
At his lab, Mehmet Atlar, Professor of Ship Hydrodynamics at Newcastle University, is working on new polymers that can be painted to the hulls of ships to prevent the build-up of various underwater slimes. It’s a bit like the non-stick surface of a frying pan, which prevents anything from adhering. By testing model ships in various conditions, Altar is already seeing results.
After having to run faucets to clear out their systems, West Virginia residents and small businesses who had to stop using water because the supply was tainted by a chemical spill will get a break on their bills.