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May 12, 2011
The Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD) agreement, outlined by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD; Paris), ensures that the results of non-clinical safety tests done on chemicals and chemical products, such as industrial chemicals and pesticides, do not have to be generated for  second time, OECD says....
May 9, 2011
The U.S. House Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy approved a bill extending the current Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Act (CFATS) until October 2017. The proposed...
May 3, 2011
BASF says a series of its plastics films have been confirmed to have “high effectiveness” in preventing mineral oil residues from migrating from cardboard food packaging...
April 25, 2011
Three industry trade groups and PPG Industries have asked the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB; Washington) for injunctive relief from safety protocols being implemented by...
April 14, 2011
The agency says it is concerned about consumer exposure to diisocyanate compounds when used in certain applications, such as spray foam insulation, concrete sealants, and floor finishers. Action plans are part of EPA’s effort to bolster chemicals management using its existing authority under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)....
April 11, 2011
China’s State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS) says it plans to introduce legislation to prevent hazardous chemicals exposure. State Decree 591, as it is known, establishes...
April 11, 2011
U.K. industry body the Chemical Industries Association (CIA; London) says it is progressing well with its initiative to bring companies together from along the supply chain to agree on...
March 29, 2011
China's State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS) says it plans to introduce legislation to prevent hazardous chemicals exposure. State Decree 591, as it is known, will involve a new...
March 28, 2011
An explosion Monday at Carbide Industries' (Louisville, KY) Louisville facility killed two workers. The blasts originated in a furnace where calcium carbide is refined, and a resulting...
March 21, 2011
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March 14, 2011
Lawmakers in the House and Senate have proposed separate bills that would extend the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS). Neither bill would require consideration of...
March 8, 2011
Health concerns are causing leading food manufacturers to change their packaging away from recycled cardboard, the BBC reports. The concerns are over mineral oils which are found in...
March 4, 2011
Senator Susan Collins (R., ME)  introduced on March 3 a bill to extend the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) until October 2015. The Collins CFATS reauthorization...
March 4, 2011
Representatives Peter King (R., NY) and Dan Lungren (R., CA) have sponsored a bill to extend for seven years the current Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards. The House bill's introduction comes on the heels of a similar measure proposed by Senator Susan Collins (R., ME) that would extend CFATS until October 2015. The bills would not require consideration of Inherently Safer Technologies (IST)....
February 28, 2011
The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC; Brussels) yesterday officially opened the first repository of reference nanomaterials. The center is designed to facilitate...
February 28, 2011
A federal judge has issued a restraining order temporarily prohibiting Bayer CropScience from starting its methyl isocyanate (MIC) plant at Institute, WV after local residents sued to...
February 14, 2011
Chemical industry representatives are urging lawmakers to enact chemical plant security legislation that makes the current Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) law permanent, and to reject measures passed last year by the House that would mandate consideration of Inherently Safer Technologies (IST). Industry representatives testified at a recent hearing before a House Homeland Security Committee panel....
February 14, 2011
Chemical industry representatives are urging lawmakers to enact chemical plant security legislation that makes the current Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) law...
January 24, 2011
Multiple deficiencies during a lengthy startup process, including “pressure to resume production,” contributed to the cause of a 2008 accident at Bayer CropScience’s...
January 18, 2011
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki), says that the 3.1 million Classification and Labelling and packaging (CLP) notifications that it received by the January 3 deadline...
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