Environmental Protection

Safety


Growers Sign Petition for Atrazine Use

Long-standing pesticide faces government review, an activist campaign, and two lawsuits.

Lawmakers Call for Probe into Claims Handling by Enbridge

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee said it has evidence that residents affected by the recent spill in Michigan are being asked to waive legal rights or sign over medical records.

American Vanguard Files Suit for Relief from EPA Stop Sale Order

The company makes pentachloronitrobenzene, a fungicide used on turf, and was ordered to stop selling the product because it did not identify trace impurities in its confidential statement of formula.

Emory River Opens for Recreation as Coal Ash Cleanup Continues

Federal and Tennessee agencies have determined that any coal ash remaining in the river presents minimal health risks to recreational users.

Arch Coal Selects Enviance to Manage Environmental Data, Performance

CH2M Hill to implement the technology for the second largest U.S. coal producer.

Fewer Worker Deaths in Solid Waste Industry, DOL Says

The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries reports that 19 solid waste collection workers died on the job in 2009, down from 31 fatalities in 2008.

Agency Proposes Requiring More TSCA Chemical Data More Often

Chemical manufacturers would need to provide production volume, facility data, and product uses information under EPA's Inventory Update Reporting Rule.

Most people infected with dengue fever experience no symptoms at all or only a mild fever.

Human Clinical Trial of Dengue Vaccine Begins

“Controlling the mosquito vector can work, but it is very expensive and difficult to sustain,” says Anna Durbin, M.D., who is leading the study at Johns Hopkins. “In the long run, vaccination would be a more efficient and cost-effective approach.”



Conversation on Chemical Exposure Has Busy Fall Agenda

More than 50 public meetings are scheduled for this CDC-ASTDR project about chemical exposures and public health. An action agenda is scheduled for release in December.

Senate Homeland Security Committee OKs CFATS Extension

Sen. Collins introduced an amendment to keep the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Act alive for another three years.

Safer Siting Could Have Lessened Damage at Veolia Facility

The Chemical Safety Board completed its report on the 2009 explosion at Veolia ES Technical Solutions' plant in Ohio and recommended the Center for Chemical Process Safety revise control room siting guidelines.

Commentary: Incentives for Safety in the Oil Drilling Industry

Regulatory review may help bridge the gap between technology and policy for oil drilling, historian suggests.

MSU to Test Gulf Seafood Using Agilent Technologies' Analyzer

Mississippi State has developed a new test process to be reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration.

Rush and Waxman Release Toxic Chemicals Safety Act

Hearings on the bill will begin July 29.

NOAA Finds PM and Black Carbon in Air near Gulf Spill

Three different federal agencies are monitoring air quality in and around the spill for the environment and worker health.

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Integrating Sustainability at Dow Chemical

Anne Wallin, director of Sustainable Chemistry and Life Cycle Assessment, shares the company's approach to working smart in today's chemical society.

FDA Joins Other Feds on Tox21 Collaboration

Now, research, funding and testing tools from the Food and Drug Administration will be added to those of EPA, NTP and NCGC to improve chemical impacts testing.

Secure Water, Chemical Bills Aim to Protect Facilities; SOCMA Objects

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates says "inherently safer technology" is not a common sense mandate.

Reusable Grocery Bags Breed Bacteria, Research Says

A University of Arizona and Loma Linda University study found that consumers were unaware that they need to regularly wash reusable grocery bags.

Dispersant Testing Finds No Significant Endocrine Disruption, EPA Says

In the next phase, EPA will test the acute toxicity of multiple concentrations of Louisiana Sweet Crude Oil and the dispersants.

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