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April 18, 2008
Health care provider Kaiser Permanente (Oakland, CA) says it will extend the Hippocratic oath beyond “first do no harm” by modifying its purchasing policies to include...
April 8, 2008
DuPont says it has developed a shorter-chain alternative chemistry to C8-based fluorotelomers, which scientists say can degrade into perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in the body and the...
April 8, 2008
The public’s image of the chemical industry’s ethics slightly improved last year, according to a ranking released this month by advocacy group Covalence (Geneva). The...
April 7, 2008
Authorities in Australia have warned that four batches of AstraZeneca’s (AZ) blood-thinning drug heparin are contaminated. AZ is the latest in a series of companies, including...
April 4, 2008
Consumers have long been making their attitudes known about personal and corporate responsibility toward the environment through online blogs, but a new study shows that the online...
April 2, 2008
An ethylene leak caused a major fire at Ineos’s Cologne, Germany petrochemical complex on March 17. The leak occurred in the main ethylene pipeline at the complex, Ineos says. A...
April 2, 2008
BASF is the “most complete and savvy” company in Europe at communicating sustainability issues online, according to a survey by internet consulting firm Jungle Rating...
April 1, 2008
The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB; Washington) has released a video detailing the cause of the March 2005 BP Texas City, TX blast that killed 15 and injured...
March 25, 2008
U.K. chemical industry group the Chemical Industries Association (CIA; London) says it plans to introduce a series of measures that should rejuvenate the Responsible Care program in...
March 25, 2008
The State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA; Beijing) and the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC; Beijing) have jointly announced plans to promote “green...
March 25, 2008
BASF says it has become the first company to integrate its financial, environmental and social performance reports in a single publication. The report for full year 2007, which the...
March 21, 2008
Sustainable development (SD) was once seen as a potential market barrier and cost issue for the chemical industry, but that view is quickly changing. The term—which the United...
March 21, 2008
Many chemical company CEOs and other executives recently surveyed by CW and PA Consulting (London) shared views on several key sustainable development (SD) issues. These include the...
March 18, 2008
Representative Albert Wynn (D., MD) has introduced legislation that would make permanent the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) rules on chemical site security. The bill...
March 18, 2008
W.R. Grace will pay $250 million to reimburse the U.S. federal government for cleanup of asbestos contamination at Grace’s former Libby, MT vermiculite mine, according to a deal...
March 18, 2008
Nalco says it has established a research center that will focus on developing air pollution control technologies for heavy metals, carbon emissions, and acid rain. Researchers at...
March 18, 2008
A continuous drive to improve security in the post 9/11 era has been a major industry focus, but some chemical makers point to a “gray zone” in which some small firms that...
March 18, 2008
Potentially lethal contaminated batches of the blood-thinning drug heparin have been discovered on the market in Germany. Producers have recalled heparin supplies from the German...
March 10, 2008
Acker: No panacea for terrorism. The U.S. House homeland security panel has passed the Chemical Facility Antiterrorism Act of 2008, a bill that seeks to expand existing Department of...
March 3, 2008
EPA, FDA, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture say that Dow AgroSciences inadvertent release of an unregistered genetically modified (GM) pesticide product poses no public health...
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