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January 1, 2020  

Some businesses thrived, many lagged during pandemic in 2020

Here are the lists of winners and losers

News Chemicals Manufacturing General
November 27, 2019  

Three hurt at Texas chemical plant hit by two massive explosions

TPC would form an investigation team to determine what led to the explosions.

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November 27, 2019  

Action needed as microplastics accumulate in Great Lakes: researcher

Problem mirrors that of the oceans: small organisms mistake microplastics for plankton, and work their way up the food chain.

News Chemicals Government Manufacturing General
November 20, 2019  

Class action proposed over alleged carcinogenic herbicide

Alleges Monsanto and new owner Bayer acted with reckless disregard for the safety of Canadians by selling Roundup.

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November 20, 2019  

Overhauling toxic chemicals law should be priority: advocate

Needs to be more restrictive about “chemicals of high concern.”

News Chemicals Manufacturing General
November 14, 2019  

Canadian plastics, chemistry associations create plastics division

Combining aims to strengthen their voice about urgent plastics issues with important stakeholders.

News Chemicals Manufacturing General Sustainability
November 13, 2019  

Aerosol manufacturer fined $170,000 for environmental offences

Failed to comply with a protection compliance order, and to implement and test emergency plans on time.

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November 11, 2019  

Dow agrees to US$77M environmental settlement in Michigan

Deal between the company and government agencies calls for improvements to fish and wildlife habitats.

News Chemicals Manufacturing General Sustainability
November 5, 2019  

CO2 converted to methanol using ‘artificial leaf’ process: Study

University of Waterloo researcher mimics photosynthesis to convert solar energy into fuel.

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November 4, 2019  

No injuries from chemical plant blast in Louisiana: Dow

Company says affected production unit shut down, the rest of the complex continues to run safely.

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October 31, 2019  

Nova Chemicals becomes first Canadian-based company to participate in OCS Blue

OCS Blue is an international product stewardship program aimed at the prevention of plastic pellet, flake and powder leakage to the environment.

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October 15, 2019  

China chemical plant explosion kills 4

Similar accidents have occurred in recent months.

News Chemicals Manufacturing General
October 8, 2019  

Investigators on site of France’s huge chemical plant fire

About 130 complaints have been filed mostly over potential health risks following the Sept. 26 fire.

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September 26, 2019  

Study finds some premium tea bags leach billions of microplastics

McGill research shows levels far higher than what other studies have found in other foods.

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August 13, 2019  

Paris streets near Notre Dame to be decontaminated from lead

Cleanup work inside Notre Dame, suspended last month for safety reasons, will resume next week.

News Chemicals Food & Beverage General
June 20, 2019  

5 hospitalized after cleaning product spill at Tyson plant

Roughly 1,200 employees work at the poultry plant in Arkansas.

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June 20, 2019  

Alberta government looking to speed up job accreditation for foreign workers

Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia already have similar laws.

News Chemicals Manufacturing General
May 30, 2019  

New Hampshire sues 3M, DuPont, other chemical companies

PFAS used in coatings meant to protect consumer goods have potential links a range of illnesses.

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May 14, 2019  

Jury: Monsanto to pay US$2B in weed killer cancer case

Third such courtroom loss for Monsanto in California since August.

News Chemicals Manufacturing General Production
May 9, 2019  

Chemical plant worker’s permanent injury results in $100,000 fine

Employee fell into a blow-moulding machine while checking for an exhaust blockage.

News Chemicals Manufacturing General
May 6, 2019  

UPDATED: Three, likely four dead in Illinois factory blast

Explosion at plant that makes specialty silicone chemical materials for adhesives, sealants and coatings.

News Chemicals Manufacturing General
April 25, 2019  

Montreal wants to ban single use plastics, polystyrene foam containers

Will hold consultations on the bylaw and move slowly to help businesses transition.

News Chemicals Manufacturing Facilities Maintenance General
April 3, 2019  

All workers ‘accounted for’ after tower collapse in Sarnia: Imperial Oil

It was out of service at the time of the incident, being prepared for maintenance.

News Chemicals Food & Beverage General
March 6, 2019  

2 Kansas companies indicted over noxious chemical cloud

The three-count indictment alleges that Midwest Grain Products Inc. and Harcros Chemicals Inc. violated the Clean Air Act.

News Chemicals Energy General
February 4, 2019  

Pembina proceeding with polypropylene plant venture with Kuwaiti firm

Plastic pellets will be sent to manufacturers around the world for use in the production of recyclable products.

News Chemicals Manufacturing General
November 22, 2018  

Quebec paint manufacturers seize on Sico’s exit to grab market share

US company plans to close its plant in Quebec City and distribution centre in the Montreal area next September.

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October 22, 2018  

Judge upholds Monsanto verdict, cuts award to US$78M

Lawsuit is among hundreds alleging Roundup weed killer caused cancer, but it was the first one to go to trial.

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October 9, 2018  

Saint John residents warned of possible flare ups at Irving refinery

Explosion sent flames and black smoke into the sky but caused only minor injuries.

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August 30, 2018  

Canada’s economy surges in second quarter on higher exports: StatCan

Economy rocketed to an annualized pace of 2.9 per cent in the period from April 1 through June 30.

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August 22, 2018  

Statistics Canada says retail sales fell 0.2 per cent to $50.7B in June

Economists had expected an increase of 0.1 per cent in June.

News Chemicals Government Manufacturing General
August 13, 2018  

Calls for action on toxics White House called ‘PR nightmare’ [UPDATED]

Significant amounts of toxic chemicals have been found in public water supplies in 33 US states: these compounds have been moved up as a national priority.

News Chemicals Manufacturing General Sustainability
August 7, 2018  

Plastic degrading in the ocean produces greenhouse gas: study

Canadian-led researchers in Hawaii found emissions phenomenon is intensified by sun exposure.