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Takata Halts Use Of Volatile Chemical Linked To Deadly Airbags

June 1, 2015 3:14 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

An expert in explosives engineering said the compound is “unbelievably cheap.”

Report: Bulk Chemicals Expected To Lead Industrial Energy Consumption

May 30, 2015 11:23 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The industry's feedstock use of natural gas is expected to rise by 3 percent annually through...

Manufacturing’s Winner & Loser Of The Week: California; DuPont

May 29, 2015 3:03 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

A state takes the winning title and the loser is facing some costly consequences.

OSHA Aligns U.S. Workplace Chemical Labeling With Canada

May 29, 2015 2:49 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

The goal is to make communication more clear and consistent.

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Chemists' Discovery Could Lead To Greatly Improved Energy Storage

May 29, 2015 9:04 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The discovery could pave the way for the "holy grail of electrochemical energy storage."

10 Injured In Ammonia Gas Leak At Panhandle Chemical Plant

May 28, 2015 10:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Borger police Lt. says plant officials say the gas release is contained.

EPA Plans Temporary Pesticide Restrictions While Bees Feed

May 28, 2015 9:48 am | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

The rule would create temporary pesticide-free zones.

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Chemical Engineer Offers Hope Of Reducing Nuclear Waste

May 27, 2015 9:37 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Scientists could be edging closer to greatly reduced waste from nuclear power plants.

Despite Price Slump, It Still Pays Big To Be An Oil CEO

May 27, 2015 8:03 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

The AP report on CEO pay in the U.S. has not been kind to oil and gas bosses.

EPA Orders $43 Million Cleanup At Former DuPont Plant

May 22, 2015 3:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

EPA officials hope cleanup work will begin later this year.

Lumber Liquidators CEO Unexpectedly Resigns

May 21, 2015 1:09 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The company came under fire earlier this year following a "60 Minutes" report.

Study Unlocks Mystery Behind Microbial Methane Production, Corrosion

May 19, 2015 3:35 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The findings potentially pave the way for sustainable chemical production.

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Yale Scientists Develop New, Cheaper Catalysts For Industrial Chemicals

May 18, 2015 5:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Researchers believe newly developed chemical catalysts could soon ease costs.

OSHA: Better Safety Measures Could Have Saved DuPont Workers Killed By Gas

May 18, 2015 2:31 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Federal labor officials announced 11 citations and nearly $100,000 in fines for DuPont.

Scientists: Chemicals Used To Clean Oil Spills Poorly Understood

May 18, 2015 10:06 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Marine scientists argue that the chemicals require further study.

Minnesota Lawmakers Strike Deal On Flame Retardant Ban

May 18, 2015 9:48 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Minnesota is one step closer to enacting the nation's strictest ban on fire retardant chemicals.

EPA: Waste Incinerator Released Dangerous Toxins Into The Air

May 15, 2015 12:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The toxins might include dioxin, which can cause several dangerous health problems.

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CA Panel Recommends Warning Labels For BPA

May 14, 2015 9:51 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A panel recommended that the state add BPA to its list of harmful chemicals.

Studies: When A Chemical Spill Hits, Officials Get The Science Wrong

May 14, 2015 9:45 am | by Meagan, Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

Science is often left out of the process of informing the public about disasters.

Inside Watts Bar Nuclear Plant — One Of The Longest Building Projects In US History

May 13, 2015 2:53 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

It’s taken so long to complete, the new nuclear plant will run on 1970s-era technology.

Drones Could Enhance Safety At Chemical Plants

May 12, 2015 10:14 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Dow Chemical hopes drones could eventually provide crucial safety services at its plants and take employees out of harm's way.

Meet The ‘Breaking Bad’ Chemist Who’s Helping Make Science Cool

May 8, 2015 9:17 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

“Science wasn’t just a part of the show,” Dr. Donna Nelson said during her keynote. “Science was the star of the show.”

Scientists Use Solar Energy To Make Chemical Building Blocks For Manufacturing

May 7, 2015 10:17 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Researchers believe a newly developed system could substitute solar energy for fossil fuels in a variety of industrial processes.

Lumber Liquidators Suspends Sales Of Chinese-Made Flooring

May 7, 2015 10:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Lumber Liquidators also said last week in a regulatory filing that the Justice Department is seeking charges under the Lacey Act which, among other things, bans illegally sourced wood products.

The World’s Largest Chemical Complex — By The (Big) Numbers

May 6, 2015 3:18 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

Here’s a quick look inside the mammoth facility, by the numbers.

Report: EPA To Ease Testing Requirements In Formaldehyde Rule

May 5, 2015 2:18 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The issue also arose recently following concerns over laminate flooring sold by Lumber Liquidators and others.

Report: 'Safer' Chemistry Expected To Outperform Overall Chemical Market

May 5, 2015 2:10 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

“This report demonstrates what many in the industry have believed: that safer chemicals are the future, not just for safety and health, but for business itself,” ASBC CEO David Levine said in a statement.

How Chemical Companies Are Part Of The Solution — And Problem — For Climate Change

May 5, 2015 10:31 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Blogs | Comments

Here’s a look at which companies have big plans to fight climate change, who still denies it, and how chemicals companies play a unique role in the debate.

Study: Trace Amount Of Drilling Chemical Found In Water Well

May 5, 2015 10:08 am | by Michael Rubinkam, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toxic fluids used in drilling and hydraulic fracturing likely escaped an unlined borehole and migrated thousands of feet into a residential drinking-water supply in Pennsylvania, according to a study published Monday.

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