The intent is to improve consumer safety with updated laws and regulations of toxic chemicals, and on face value, the bill seems to accomplish just that. But not everyone agrees on whether the provisions go far enough.
About a 4-mile to 8-mile stretch of the ship channel remained closed as crews worked to deal with the gasoline additive that spilled after two 600-foot ships collided on Monday in foggy conditions.
The tanker overturned Tuesday south of state Route 198 near Laurel, bringing traffic to a halt in both directions.
The letter, signed by 128 groups, called on the Agriculture Department and the Environmental Protection Agency to take immediate action to regulate the use of neonicotinoids.
The wastewater, called brine, contains high levels of salt and toxic organic compounds that could impact local water supplies if not properly contained.
Democratic members of Congress hope to make substantial changes to single-load laundry detergent packets amid rising concerns about accidental ingestion by children.
Oil drilling economics and public health concerns tussled in tug-of-war Monday as the petroleum industry, advocacy groups and homeowners told state regulators what they think should be the minimum distance between homes, and oil and gas wells in Wyoming and why.
The Coast Guard said a gasoline additive aboard a chemical tanker was no longer leaking methyl tert-butyl ether — or MTBE. It was not immediately known how much spilled.
New regulations targeting endocrine disrupters — which are found in thousands of products — are likely to have sweeping impacts across the chemicals industry.
Federal mine safety regulators issued more than a dozen citations to a West Virginia coal mine in the week before a Sunday accident that killed one worker and injured two others.
Criticism of the board, which investigates industrial chemical accidents, is nothing new in Washington, but the email controversy took on new significance after reports showed Hillary Clinton used a private account while serving as Secretary of State.
If your food processing or beverage plant houses an ammonia refrigeration system, an explosion is your worst nightmare.
Critics argue the terminal would jeopardize other development near the port and present serious safety issues.
Amazon.com and caffeine powder distributors didn't provide proper warnings about the supplement's dangers, resulting in the death of an Ohio high school student last year, the teen's father said in a lawsuit filed Friday.
Railroad company officials say a fiery oil train derailment in western Illinois involved tank cars that already meet a higher safety standard than what federal law requires.
The fire originated from a container of trichloroisocyanuric acid — a bleaching agent and industrial disinfectant — and quickly spread to three other containers.
Operators of the Prairie Island nuclear plant in Red Wing are shutting down one of its two units because of a fire alarm.
A nearby plant turns bauxite ore shipped from Jamaica into alumina, which supplies the company's aluminum smelter in Missouri.
This latest unfortunate event is just one of many that have afflicted the mine during its 57-year history.
A lawmaker is calling for an investigation while the company's stocks have tumbled and they've bowed out of several public appearances.
Styrene is used primarily in the production of polystyrene plastics and resins, and occupational exposure can occur in polystyrene factories and in the reinforced plastics industry.
The American Chemistry Council announced an ad campaign highlighting recent evaluations of bisphenol A as "safe."
The measure would require manufacturers to phase out the use of chemicals considered harmful, such as benzene, mercury, cadmium and cobalt.
The report, which aired on CBS on Sunday, said that Lumber Liquidators' laminate flooring made in China contains high levels of formaldehyde, a carcinogen.
Two New Orleans Public Belt Railway cars each carrying 30,000 gallons of crude went off the tracks.