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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...
February 25, 2008
CW’s cover story this week highlights strategies that chemical makers are implementing to mitigate—and even profit from—exposure in a world where carbon dioxide (CO2)...
February 25, 2008
EPA and the National Institutes of Health (NIH; Bethesda, MD) have launched a chemical testing collaboration project that could ultimately reduce the use of laboratory animals for...
February 25, 2008
Toys “R” Us (Wayne, NJ) has announced that all children’s products sold by the chain by year-end “must be produced without the addition of phthalates that have...
February 19, 2008
The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB; Washington) says it has launched an investigation into the January 14th death of a worker at BP’s Texas City facility...
February 19, 2008
Chemical shippers are not likely to get a break this year from high freight costs amid higher fuel prices and tighter safety and security regulations, said speakers at CW’s 13th...
January 28, 2008
The European Commission has fined Bayer and Zeon (Tokyo) a combined €34 million ($50 million) for conspiring to fix the price of nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) between 2000 and...
January 22, 2008
An explosion and fire at a sulfuric acid plant at Kunming, China on January 13 killed seven of the plant’s employees and injured 32, reports say. Seven of the injured are...
January 14, 2008
Dozens of residents of Endicott, NY have filed a lawsuit against IBM seeking compensation for damages allegedly caused by an underground plume of trichloroethylene (TCE) and other...
January 14, 2008
EPA has terminated negotiations with Dow Chemical that were aimed at developing a plan for cleaning up dioxins and furans from waterways near Dow’s Midland, MI facility. Dow and...
December 12, 2007
Monsanto says it has joined the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), the first legally binding emissions trading program in the U.S. for carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. As part...
December 10, 2007
A press release claiming to be written by the U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP; Washington) was distributed to the media last Monday saying that the group was calling for a...
December 10, 2007
Companies that have adopted ACC’s Responsible Care program or Socma’s ChemStewards program are seeking advice on how most effectively to combine the new U.S. Department of...
October 30, 2007
ACC has launched two new television commercials aimed at raising employee and public awareness of the industry’s contribution to consumer products and technology. The ads are the...
October 2, 2007
The United Steelworkers Union (USW; Pittsburgh) members at BASF’s Geismar, LA site have asked the company to amend BASF’s proposed contract terms that would give new hires...
October 1, 2007
The diversity of multinationals' workforces is an important resource that should be used to greater advantage, Rob Routs, executive director/downstream at Royal Dutch Shell, said in the keynote address opening the 41st EPCA annual meeting in Berlin today....
September 21, 2007
Socma’s legislative priorities for the rest of this year include boosting funding for biofuels R&D, increasing FDA oversight of pharmaceutical ingredient imports, and...
September 14, 2007
U.S. recalls of products containing counterfeit ingredients from China in the past six months have raised concerns over the safety and quality of imports from the region. Chinese...
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