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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
September 27, 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-Review-Supports-Use-of-BPA-in-Food-Packaging_46556.html
September 27, 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/General-Counsel-for-Product-Safety-Commission-Heads-to-Crowell-and-Moring_46522.html
September 26, 2012
DSM says it has invested in the fourth China Environment Fund of Tsing Capital (Hong Kong). DSM has been investing in strategic funds through its venturing subsidiary for the past 10...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/DSM-Invests-in-Environment-Fund-in-China_46525.html
September 21, 2012
This Week on CW:   Syngenta is bidding to acquire rice biotech firm Devgen for $523 million million, and also acquiring Pasteuria Bioscience for $86 million.   Arkema is...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Sept-21_46460.html
September 18, 2012
A study published in the most recent version of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) links exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) to increased obesity in children. However...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ACC-Disputes-Findings-of-Study-Linking-BPA-and-Childhood-Obesity_46332.html
September 17, 2012
W.R. Grace has failed to obtain all waivers necessary for it to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Sealed Air (Elmwood Park, NJ) and Fresenius Medical Care (Waltham, MA)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Grace-Fails-to-Obtain-Waivers-Needed-for-Bankruptcy-Exit_46323.html
September 17, 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-Effort-to-Defeat-GM-Labeling-in-California_46313.html
September 17, 2012
DeLeo: Easier access to ingredient safety data. The American Cleaning Institute (ACI; Washington) recently launched the Cleaning Product Ingredient Inventory, aimed at assisting...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ACI-Product-Inventory-Aims-to-Promote-Safe-Ingredient-Management_46320.html
September 17, 2012
China says it has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO; Geneva) challenging U.S. countervailing duties on products including chemicals, paper, solar cells, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/China-Challenges-U-S-Countervailing-Duties-on-Chemicals-Solar-Cells_46322.html
September 17, 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-Begin-Work-on-Carbon-Capture-Project-in-Canada_46321.html
September 17, 2012
A U.S. federal court has barred South Korea’s Kolon Industries from making aramid fibers products that compete with DuPont’s Kevlar brand. The 20-year injunction is the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/DuPont-Wins-Bid-for-20-Year-Injunction-in-Kevlar-Case_46315.html
September 17, 2012
The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) says it calls on all stakeholders to take action to strengthen the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ICCA-Calls-for-Stronger-Global-Cooperation-on-Chemicals-Management_46299.html
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
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