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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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/EU-Opens-Repository-for-Nanomaterials_32911.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Judge-Blocks-Restart-of-Bayer-MIC-Plant_33075.html
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....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Industry-Urges-Lawmakers-to-Reject-Bid-to-Change-CFATS_32844.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Industry-Urges-House-Lawmakers-to-Reject-Last-Years-CFATS-Changes_32824.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/CSB-Says-Premature-Startup-Caused-Bayers-WV-Blast_32304.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/ECHA-Says-CLP-Substance-Notifications-Topped-100000-Not-24000_32192.html
January 3, 2011
The majority of U.S. survey respondents say they are aware of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and most of those that have heard of it have some concerns related to environmental...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Survey-Tracks-Uptick-in-U-S-Awareness-of-Fracking-Controversy_31877.html
January 3, 2011
The European Commission has issued draft legislation to strengthen the rules on the control of major accidents involving hazardous chemicals. Proposed changes to the so-called Seveso...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/EU-Proposes-Plant-Safety-Requirements_31878.html
December 22, 2010
The European Commission has issued draft legislation to strengthen the rules on the control of major accidents involving hazardous chemicals. Proposed changes to the so-called Seveso...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/EU-Rolls-Out-Plans-to-Strengthen-Plant-Safety-Legislation_31739.html
November 22, 2010
An explosion at DuPont’s Tonawanda, NY facility killed a contract worker and injured another, reports say. The explosion occurred as the workers were welding equipment attached to an...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Accident-at-DuPont-Facility-in-New-York-Kills-One_31142.html
November 22, 2010
An explosion and fire on Saturday evening at a chemical manufacturing complex at Yushe Chemical Industry Co’s site in Yushe, Shanxi Province have killed four workers, says Xinhua...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Explosion-at-China-Complex-Kills-Four_31144.html
November 22, 2010
The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD; Arlington, VA) says it is “cautiously optimistic” that the new makeup of Congress will be more attuned to the concerns of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Distributors-Plan-2011-Advocacy-Agenda_31138.html
November 16, 2010
An explosion at DuPont's Tonawanda, NY facility killed a contract worker and injured another, according to Associated Press reports....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Explosion-at-New-York-DuPont-Plant-Kills-One_30968.html
November 9, 2010
The Chinese government says it aims to cut dioxin emissions in the country by 10% in the next five years. China has over 10,000 enterprises in 17 key industries discharging dioxin, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/China-to-Cut-Dioxin-Emissions_30814.html
November 8, 2010
The Nanotechnology Coalition, an affiliate of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (Socma; Washington, DC) has made a public statement of support for the NanoSafety...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Socma-Backs-Nanotech-Safety-Consortium_30790.html
November 8, 2010
The Nanotechnology Coalition, an affiliate of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (Socma; Washington, DC) has made a public statement of support for the NanoSafety...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Socma-Aligns-with-NanoSafety-Consortium_30670.html
October 25, 2010
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it is alerting drug and dietary supplement manufacturers, compounding pharmacies and distributors of povidone analogs that the agency...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/FDA-Warns-on-Contaminated-Pharma-Ingredient-from-China_30418.html
October 25, 2010
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it is alerting drug and dietary supplement manufacturers, compounding pharmacies and distributors of povidone analogs, that the agency...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/FDA-Detects-High-Levels-of-Peroxide-in-Crospovidone-Manufactured-by-Chinese-Firm_30411.html
October 12, 2010
With national polls indicating that voters will return the U.S. House of Representatives to Republican control in November, Socma is retooling its 2011 legislative agenda to reflect a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Socma-Drug-Safety-Bill-to-Stand-Better-Chance-in-2011_30128.html
September 27, 2010
The Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) says that the Chinese government has called for stringent regulation on the production and marketing of melamine to avoid the use of melamine...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/China-Calls-for-Stricter-Food-Safety-Regulations_29824.html
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