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December 19, 2011
U.S. lawmakers have passed an omnibus spending bill requiring EPA's Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) to incorporate "based on chemical specific datasets and biological...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/U-S-Spending-Bill-Requires-EPA-Conform-With-NAS-Policy_39929.html
December 19, 2011
Canada’s environment minister Peter Kent says the country is withdrawing from the Kyoto Protocol, the world’s only legally binding instrument for curbing greenhouse gas...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Canada-Withdraws-from-Kyoto-Climate-Accord_39920.html
December 19, 2011
The European Union’s (EU) Member State Committee (MSC) unanimously has agreed to identify 12 chemicals as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). The 12 substances will be added...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EU-Adds-Substances-of-Very-High-Concern_39916.html
December 19, 2011
Coca-Cola says it has partnered with renewable chemicals firms Avantium (Amsterdam), Gevo (Englewood, CO), and Virent (Madison, WI) to reach its target of using 100% renewable...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Coca-Cola-Chooses-Partners-for-Renewable-Para-xylene_39907.html
December 19, 2011
U.S. lawmakers have passed an omnibus spending bill requiring EPA's Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) to incorporate "based on chemical specific datasets and biological...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/U-S-Spending-Bill-Requires-EPAs-IRIS-Program-Meet-NAS-Standards_39926.html
December 19, 2011
The U.S. FDA says it will decide by April of next year whether it will restrict bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging. The decision is part of a settlement with the Natural Resources...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Settlement-Requires-FDA-Take-Action-on-BPA-in-Food-Packaging-by-March-31_39899.html
December 19, 2011
DuPont and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) have agreed DuPont will pay a $725,000 fine and update hazardous materials handling procedures at a facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/DuPont-Settles-With-NJDEP-in-Chamber-Works-Dispute_39917.html
December 19, 2011
EPA says its draft analysis of groundwater in Pavillion, WY indicates there has been migration of certain chemicals from hydraulic fracturing operations that resulted in concentrations...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EPA-Links-Groundwater-Contamination-to-Hydraulic-Fracturing_39901.html
December 19, 2011
By Rui Cruz, Senior Manager for the Epoxy Process R&D group at The Dow Chemical Company, and Nahrain Kamber, Associate Scientist for Industrial Coatings R&D at Dow Coating...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Moving-Beyond-the-International-Year-of-Chemistry-A-Sustainable-Future-Begins-Now_39895.html
December 16, 2011
This Week on CW:   Private equity firm Apollo Global Management has agreed to acquire alkylamines maker Taminco from CVC Capital Partners, another private equity firm, for $1.5...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Dec-16_39892.html
December 16, 2011
Solvay, in association with Imec (Leuven, Belgium,), a nanoelectronics research organization, and Polyera (Skokie, IL), an electronic materials supplier, claims to have achieved a new...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Separate-Groups-Vie-for-Solar-Polymer-World-Record-update_39877.html
December 15, 2011
ACC’s legislative and regulatory priorities for 2012 include continued work on legislation for revising the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and improvements to the U.S...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ACCs-Legislative-Priorities-for-2012-Include-Changes-to-TSCA-Bill-IRIS_39802.html
December 15, 2011
The European Parliament has approved the European Commission's proposal to ban the use of phosphates, and to limit the content of other phosphorous-containing compounds, in consumer...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/European-Parliament-Approves-Phosphate-Ban-Phosphorous-Limit-in-Consumer-Detergents_39754.html
December 14, 2011
DuPont and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) have reached an agreement under which DuPont will pay a $725,000 fine and update hazardous materials (hazmat)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/DuPont-New-Jersey-Reach-Hazmat-Settlement_39781.html
December 14, 2011
Canada’s environment minister Peter Kent has announced that the country is withdrawing from the Kyoto Protocol, the world’s only legally binding instrument set up in 1997...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Canada-Withdraws-from-Kyoto-Protocol_39723.html
December 14, 2011
Oh no it’s not. Don't think for one minute that the International Year of Chemistry (IYC) has been pushed off into the long grass. The legacy of IYC is set to continue well...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/The-End-of-the-International-Year-of-Chemistry_39462.html
December 9, 2011
This Week on CW: Output growth in German chemical industry is expected to slow to 1% during 2012, according to industry association VCI (Frankfurt). The slowdown was widely predicated...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Dec-9_39688.html
December 9, 2011
EPA says its draft analysis of groundwater in Pavillion, WY indicates there has been migration of certain chemicals from hydraulic fracturing operations that resulted in concentrations...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EPA-Links-Groundwater-Contamination-in-Wyoming-to-Hydraulic-Fracturing_39678.html
December 8, 2011
Total and Amyris (Emeryville, CA) have signed agreements to expand their current R&D partnership and form a joint venture to develop, produce and commercialize a range of renewable...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Total-and-Amyris-Expand-Renewable-Fuels-Partnership_39403.html
December 7, 2011
The U.S. FDA says it will decide by April of next year whether it will restrict bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging. The decision is part of a settlement with the Natural Resources...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Settlement-Requires-FDA-to-Decide-BPA-Restrictions-by-March-31Update_39563.html
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