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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
August 27, 2012
Representative Edward Markey (D., MA) has asked EPA to detail what steps the agency has taken to research the effects of neonicotinoid pesticides on honeybee deaths, including details...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Markey-Questions-EPA-About-Research-on-Neonicotinoid-Pesticides_45827.html
August 23, 2012
Representative Edward Markey (D., MA) has asked EPA to detail what steps the agency has taken to research the effects of neonicotinoid pesticides on honeybee deaths, including details...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Rep-Markey-Seeks-More-Research-on-Honeybee-Deaths_45798.html
August 22, 2012
China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOC; Beijing) has released the latest batch of rare earths export quotas, according to state reports. The quotas total 9,770 m.t., with 8,537 m.t...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/China-Releases-New-Batch-of-Rare-Earth-Export-Quotas_45792.html
August 22, 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/EPA-Ineos-Agrees-to-Halt-Import-of-Short-Chain-Chlorinated-Paraffins-into-U-S-_45781.html
August 22, 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/Industry-Groups-Urge-U-S-Senate-to-Redraft-TSCA-Bill_45772.html
August 20, 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 existing...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EPA-Details-Peer-Reviews-for-TSCA-Work-Plan-Chemicals_45749.html
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