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October 11, 2012
Seven employees were taken to a local hospital after an explosion or fire at Sun Chemical’s US Ink plant at East Rutherford, NJ, on Tuesday, the company says. Five of the seven...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Seven-employees-hurt-in-accident-at-NJ-inks-plant_46885.html
October 11, 2012
Chemists at Queen's University Belfast (Belfast, UK) say they have devised a novel, environmentally friendly technique for the rapid production of metal-organic frameworks (MOF)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/UK-university-develops-environmentally-friendly-MOF-production-method_46878.html
October 10, 2012
France’s Senate, on 9 October, unanimously voted in favor of a measure to ban bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging and medical devices, beginning July 2015. The measure...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Frances-Senate-approves-ban-on-BPA-in-food-packaging-medical-devices_46854.html
October 9, 2012
Clariant is today opening a second production unit for the non-halogenated Exolit OP flame retardant (FR) at the Hürth-Knapsack plant in Germany. The new facility doubles the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Clariant-doubles-capacity-for-non-halogenated-Exolit-OP-flame-retardant-in-Germany_46812.html
October 8, 2012
Two affiliates of Dow AgroSciences will receive a $5.3 million award against Bayer Bioscience in a lawsuit over Bayer’s bacillus thuringiensis biotechnology patents that were...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Rulings-uphold-Dow-AgroSciences-in-two-patent-disputes-with-Bayer_46797.html
October 8, 2012
Cefic says it welcomes the conclusions of a recent European Commission report that the European Union's (EU) current regulatory framework covering nanomaterials, including the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Cefic-welcomes-EU-findings-on-nanomaterials-under-Reach_46798.html
October 8, 2012
Health Canada says its reassessment of bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging indicates exposure levels are not high enough to cause concern about adverse health effects in adults or...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Health-Canada-BPA-in-food-packaging-not-linked-to-adverse-health-effects_46630.html
October 8, 2012
California voters will decide November 6 if the state will require labeling on all packaged foods that contain more than 0.5%/weight of genetically modified (GM) ingredients, and the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Poll-Nearly-70-percent-of-California-voters-favor-GM-labeling_46629.html
October 8, 2012
Representative Ralph Hall (R., TX) has introduced legislation aimed at changing how experts are selected for US EPA’s science advisory panels. The bill would improve...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/US-lawmaker-seeks-changes-to-EPA-science-board_46624.html
October 8, 2012
EPA says it has finalized plans to clean up contaminated soil, groundwater, and six waste-disposal areas at the American Cyanamid Superfund site at Bridgewater Township, NJ. The soil...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EPA-finalizes-deal-to-resolve-NJ-Superfund-case_46625.html
October 8, 2012
The European Commission has made two proposals to close loopholes in current European Union (EU) legislation on precursors for the illegal drugs methamphetamine and heroin. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/European-authorities-crack-down-on-precursors-to-illegal-drugs_46626.html
October 8, 2012
Cheryl Falvey, general counsel for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC; Washington), will join the law firm Crowell & Moring (Washington) as a partner in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Top-product-safety-official-heads-to-Crowell-and-Moring_46627.html
October 8, 2012
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO; Washington) has released the estimated cost of complying with the Safe Chemicals Act, a measure that would overhaul the U.S. Toxic...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/U-S-Congressional-Budget-Office-tallies-TSCA-bills-estimated-costs_46796.html
October 8, 2012
Kurt Bock, chairman of BASF, was elected as the new president of Cefic on 28 September 2012 at the Cefic annual meeting in London. He has a two-year term as president, and succeeds...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Cefic-EU-regulations-hinder-industrys-competitiveness_46794.html
October 5, 2012
This Week on CW:   BASF is restructuring its construction chemicals division in Europe due to low demand. The restructuring could involve as many as 400 job cuts.   3M has...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Oct-5_46786.html
October 5, 2012
BASF and CSM (Diemen, the Netherlands) announced today that they will form an equally owned joint venture to produce biobased succinic acid. The news follows three years of research...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/BASF-and-CSM-form-jv-to-produce-biosuccinic-acid-plan-commercial-scale-unit_46760.html
October 3, 2012
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO; Washington) has released the estimated cost of complying with the Safe Chemicals Act, a measure that would overhaul the U.S. Toxic Substances...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/US-budget-officials-tally-cost-of-proposed-TSCA-reform-bill_46675.html
October 1, 2012
California voters will decide November 6 if the state will require labeling on all packaged foods that contain more than 0.5%/weight of genetically modified (GM) ingredients, and the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Polls-Show-More-than-60-percent-of-California-Voters-Support-GM-Labeling_46490.html
October 1, 2012
Representative Ralph Hall (R., TX) has introduced legislation aimed at changing how experts are selected for US EPA’s science advisory panels. The bill would improve...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/House-bill-seeks-greater-oversight-of-EPA-advisory-boards_46603.html
September 27, 2012
Outdoor concentrations of particulate matter (PM) and ground-level ozone are persistent problems for many urban areas in Europe: almost one-third of Europe's city dwellers are exposed...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Europeans-Still-Exposed-to-High-Concentrations-of-Air-Pollutants-Report-Says_46554.html
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