Andy Szal
Digital Reporter

Andy Szal writes about manufacturing, technology, energy, food, labor and regulatory issues for Advantage Business Media's manufacturing group. He previously spent nearly 10 years covering politics and business issues in Madison, Wisconsin.

Chemours this week vowed to remove traces of a chemical used to produce Teflon non-stick coating from wastewater at its plant in North Carolina.
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6.22.2017
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The Environmental Protection Agency this week reportedly plans to release details about how the first 10 high-priority chemicals will be studied under new...
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6.22.2017
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A group of Long Island homeowners recently filed a lawsuit against 3M over allegations that its firefighting foam led to contamination of the nearby...
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6.20.2017
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The Environmental Protection Agency's 25-year-old program to highlight products made with "safer" alternative chemicals faces an uncertain...
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6.9.2017
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Texas energy regulators believe that the state is poised to capitalize on the nation's potential to export liquefied natural gas.
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6.7.2017
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Two mid-Atlantic cities this week alleged that a slew of chemical companies conspired to inflate prices of a compound used to treat their respective water...
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6.7.2017
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Environmental advocates this week renewed their calls for a prompt ban on certain paint stripping chemicals after the death of a 21-year-old Tennessee man.
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6.6.2017
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Australian researchers identified a wide array of potentially harmful chemicals in turtles living near the Great Barrier Reef.
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6.5.2017
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A chemical expert recently urged companies to be transparent about the substances in their products as the technology available to advocacy groups becomes...
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6.2.2017
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Eastman Chemical this week announced the largest expansion of its films operations to date.
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6.1.2017
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Employees at a St. Louis packaging company noticed a leak from a pressure vessel three days before it exploded and killed four people.
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5.31.2017
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Nancy Beck, in her previous role as a senior director at the American Chemistry Council, sharply criticized some aspects of the law just weeks before taking a...
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5.30.2017
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A prominent Dow Chemical shareholder this week pushed for changes to the chemical giant's plans following its pending merger with DuPont.
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5.26.2017
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The budget released this week also provided details about numerous environmental programs set to face severe cuts or outright elimination.
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5.25.2017
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The ability to store electricity for long periods of time will be increasingly important as the world begins to rely more and more on inconsistent energy...
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5.24.2017
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Petrochemical giant LyondellBasell last week broke ground on a new polyethylene plant at its complex in La Porte, Texas.
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5.22.2017
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Dow Chemical will reportedly conduct additional groundwater testing near a West Virginia facility already at the center of a legal spat.
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5.19.2017
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The Environmental Protection Agency recently approved a new chemical that, for the first time under new federal standards, included stipulations on how the...
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5.17.2017
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A report showed that shipments of corn and soybeans were imported into the U.S. from Turkey with organic labels — despite ample evidence that they were treated...
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5.16.2017
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New applications for bio-based chemicals include everything from cosmetics to food packaging to vehicle seat cushions
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5.16.2017
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ExxonMobil last week announced plans to add one of the world's top aromatics facilities to its chemical operations in Singapore later this year.
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5.15.2017
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Dow Chemical has announced $4 billion in additional investments across its global network — including substantial capital projects in Europe, the U.S. Gulf...
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5.12.2017
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The nation's top chemical manufacturers saw lower sales last year amid low oil prices and slow economic growth.
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5.12.2017
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Bayer plans to sell off one of its crop protection brands to appease antitrust regulators reviewing its proposed merger with U.S. rival Monsanto.
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5.11.2017
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Japanese researchers hope that a new catalyst will enable them to develop the first practical system capable of producing ammonia at a smaller scale.
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5.10.2017
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The facility produces synthetic organic chemical products — including plastics, adhesives and resins — in part with highly flammable vinyl acetate monomer.
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5.9.2017
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It remains unclear whether today's advanced airships will ever resume the use of hydrogen.
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5.8.2017
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European Union officials last week announced new guidelines for member nations and other countries to assess risks near chemical facilities.
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5.5.2017
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The chemical industry broadly supported an overhaul of the nation's chemical oversight laws passed last year.
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5.4.2017
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One of the dozens of companies blamed for the pollution was Diamond Alkali, which produced pesticides — most notably the potent herbicide Agent Orange — at a...
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5.3.2017
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A West Virginia college has announced a lawsuit against Dow Chemical over contaminated groundwater on its campus.
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4.28.2017
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ExxonMobil should pay nearly $20 million for pollution violations at a Houston-area refinery and chemical plant, a federal judge ruled this week.
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4.28.2017
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The U.S. this week sanctioned workers at a Syrian government science agency as part of the continued response to a sarin attack on civilians early in April.
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4.27.2017
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A recent study warns that plastic pollution in the oceans is increasingly posing a danger to marine life thousands of miles from its sources.
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4.26.2017
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An internal memo from Environmental Protection Agency officials late last month provided additional details into the depth of agency cuts planned by the Trump...
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4.25.2017
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The U.S. Chemical Safety Board this week said that an overheated pump likely led to a fatal explosion in Florida last summer — and that industrial gas...
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4.24.2017
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Pharmacy chain CVS this week announced plans to remove three chemical groups from hundreds of its store-brand products.
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4.21.2017
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Researchers from the nonprofit Southwest Research Institute recently detailed a method to neutralize hazardous materials without contaminating the surrounding...
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4.20.2017
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The chemical trade between the U.K. and the rest of the EU is reportedly worth $42 billion annually.
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4.19.2017
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