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September 14, 2012
This Week on CW:   This Brazilian government has increased tariffs for 100 products, including various forms of polyethylene and polycarbonate to support domestic chemical makers...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Sept-14_46296.html
September 12, 2012
Huntsman Corp. and Alberdingk Boley (Krefeld, Germany) say they will cooperate in the development of applications based on renewable resources for the adhesives and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Huntsman-Alberdingk-Boley-to-Expand-PU-Partnership_46165.html
September 11, 2012
Several chemical companies that temporarily shut down plants in Louisiana because of Hurricane Isaac have begun assessing damage and restarting operations. Though no major damage has...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Plants-Restart-After-Hurricane-Isaac_46057.html
September 11, 2012
A U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce panel will hold a hearing September 11 to assess progress on the Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/U-S-Lawmakers-to-Examine-Progress-Made-on-CFATS_46151.html
September 7, 2012
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has issued a report saying more progress is needed on its Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) if parties...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/UN-Industry-Focus-on-SAICM-Before-Intl-Meeting_46112.html
September 6, 2012
The American Cleaning Institute (ACI; Washington) today launched the ACI Cleaning Product Ingredient Inventory, aimed at assisting researchers and regulators looking for data on...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ACI-Launches-Product-Ingredient-Inventory_46091.html
September 5, 2012
Shell says it has begun work on its Quest project, which it says will be the first carbon capture and storage (CCS) project for an oil sands operation in Canada. The Quest project is...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Shell-to-Construct-Oil-Sands-CCS-Project-in-Canada_46064.html
September 4, 2012
Monsanto and DuPont are the top contributors to a campaign opposing California’s Proposition 37, which would require labels on most foods made with genetically modified...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Monsanto-DuPont-Lead-Campaign-to-Defeat-GM-Labeling-in-California_46025.html
September 4, 2012
Leading retailer H & M Hennes & Mauritz (H&M; Stockholm) has banned the use of perfluorinated compounds (PFC) in the company's products. All orders placed on January 1...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Retailer-H-and-M-to-Phase-out-Perfluorinated-Compounds_46021.html
August 31, 2012
Stolt-Nielsen says Hurricane Isaac has caused severe flooding at the company's Stolthaven New Orleans (Braithwaite, LA) tank storage terminal due to failure of the facility's levee...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Hurricane-Isaac-Floods-Stolt-Nielsens-New-Orleans-Terminal_45984.html
August 30, 2012
IIllinois governor Pat Quinn (D) has signed off on a law updating state requirements for the dry-cleaning solvent perchlorethylene (perc). The law requires all new dry-cleaning...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Illinois-Approves-Perc-Rules_45931.html
August 30, 2012
CF Industries says its Donaldsonville, Louisiana nitrogen complex has restarted production after assessments indicated that no significant damage from Hurricane Isaac had been...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/CF-Industries-Restarts-Operations-at-Louisiana-Facility_45948.html
August 28, 2012
CF Industries says that it has shut down its Donaldsonville, LA, nitrogen complex due to the approach of Tropical Storm Isaac, anticipated to impact the Donaldsonville area in the next...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/CF-Industries-Shuts-Down-Louisiana-Plant-in-Preparation-for-Tropical-Storm-Isaac_45854.html
August 27, 2012
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB; Washington) says its top priorities going forward are changes to OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) code—which has not been...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Safety-Boards-Most-Wanted-Change-is-a-Revised-PSM_45843.html
August 27, 2012
EPA has issued plans for conducting peer reviews for work plan chemicals, part of the agency’s agenda for strengthening its chemicals management program using its...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EPA-Issues-TSCA-Peer-Review-Plans-for-2013-14_45845.html
August 27, 2012
Industry groups are urging the U.S. Senate to take another stab at drafting legislation to overhaul the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), saying the bill recently passed by the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/U-S-Industry-Groups-Urge-Senate-to-Rework-TSCA-Reform-Bill_45842.html
August 27, 2012
Paraguay will approve the use of Monsanto's Roundup Ready 2 soybean seeds by the end of the year, allowing the country to nearly double its soy output, to 8 million m.t., in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Paraguay-Expected-to-Approve-Monsanto-Soybean-Seeds-by-Year-End_45830.html
August 27, 2012
Justices in Córdoba, Argentina, have convicted a soybean grower and an aerial herbicide applicator for sprayings of glyphosate and endosulfan without authorization near the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Argentine-Court-Convicts-Two-in-Landmark-Glyphosate-Decision_45779.html
August 27, 2012
Vertellus Specialties (Indianapolis, IN) settled alleged state and federal violations related to a former West Virginia manufacturing site. The settlement with EPA and the West...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Vertellus-Settles-WV-Superfund-Case_45828.html
August 27, 2012
U.S. EPA says that Ineos has agreed to stop importing short-chain chlorinated paraffins into the U.S. as part of a settlement agreement. EPA says Ineos had been importing chlorinated...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Ineos-to-Stop-Imports-of-Some-Chlorinated-Paraffins-as-Part-of-TSCA-Settlement_45829.html
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