Canada’s wholesale sales rise 1.2% in May: Statistics Canada
Construction materials show strength, automotive and supplies fall.
Vancouver area laundry microplastics are filtering into ocean: Study
Many of the microplastics are in the form of fibres from polyester and rayon clothing.
Judge awards Dow Chemical $1.06B in damages against Nova Chemicals
Nova found to have breached the joint venture agreements both as operator and as co-owner.
Industrial chemicals in water supplies more toxic than thought: report
Sampling has found perfluoroalkyl, polyfluoroalkylcontamination in water around military bases, factories and other sites.
BC aims to recycle difficult plastic: chip bags, crinkly wraps
Non-profit BC Recycle is gearing up for province-wide collection next year.
SNC Lavalin gets contract to design, deliver $1.9B chemical plant in Oman
Plant is expected to produce polyvinyl chloride, used to make rigid plastic pipes.
Statistics Canada says trade deficit narrowed to $1.9B in April
Canadian exporters in for a rough ride, says TD.
Plastic makers say goal is no plastic in landfills by 2030
Targets designed to get ahead of government regulation; Canada in consultation phase of national plastics strategy.
Research needed re: impact of microplastics on BC shellfish
Simon Fraser study found microplastics at 16 sites in the Baynes Sound and Lambert Channel areas.
Researchers use willows to decontaminate polluted soil on industrial site
Montreal project rehabilitates brownfields abandoned because they’re too expensive to redevelop.
Emissions of banned ozone-eating chemical mysteriously rising
Countries report close to zero production since 2006 but 13,000 tonnes released a year since 2013.
Baby bibs, blankets contain toxins Canada banned in other products: report
End federal exemptions that allow such chemicals in clothes and other textiles: Environmental Defence
Louisiana: $1.5B in tax breaks for $9.4B Taiwanese plant
Includes about $1.4 billion in local property tax exemptions for the Formosa Petrochemicals.
Taiwan company plans $9.4B chemical complex in Louisiana
Project is expected to provide 1,200 permanent jobs with average salaries of $84,500.
Government, US Steel reach consent decree over chemical spill
Discharge contained hexavalent chromium, a toxic heavy metal that might be carcinogenic if ingested.
DowDuPont to invest $50M in global Kevlar operations
Investment will go toward upgrading and modernizing equipment to improve production.
NC may test food near Chemours plant for industrial chemical
Chemicals released into the air were found in about 40% of the food samples collected within about 4 kilometres of the European factory.
3M to pay $850 million to settle suit over chemical disposal
Company says it was acting legally at the time, will pay the fine in15 days, no admission of liability.
Minnesota’s $5B case over 3M chemicals heads to trial
Wide-reaching implications if the state succeeds, in part because 3M and other companies legally dumped the chemicals for years.
China imposes anti dumping measure amid trade tensions
US, South Korea and Taiwan targeted for selling styrene monomer 5% to 10.7% below the proper price level.
More than 500 scientists demand improved pollution laws in Canada
Want changes to CEPA that put the onus on companies to show their products are safe before they’re put on the market.
Nutrien saves $40M after merger as it looks to $500M target
Expects earnings of between US$3.2 billion and US$3.7 billion this year before some deductions.
Competitors, critics agree: Barry Sherman will be tough to replace at Apotex
Described as a fierce competitor, aggressive in fighting Canadian patents and disqualifying them.
Inter Pipeline green lights $3.5B petrochemical project to produce plastic
Complex will convert propane into polypropylene for use in automobile parts, containers and Canadian bank notes.
Mercury decline in seabirds due to diet, not emissions controls
Birds feeding on invertebrates and small fish have higher mercury levels than those eating large fish.
Texas county sues chemical plant owner over fires, blasts during Hurricane Harvey
Lawsuit says facility in Crosby violated Texas environmental laws by releasing toxic chemicals during flooding and fires.
Montrealers say siren system to warn of industrial leak not distinctive enough
Nine factories across the island test system to alert public of toxic products such as ammonia or acid.
Valeant says it’s making progress halfway through planned turnaround
CEO warns transforming the embattled company is a multi-year process involving incremental steps.
Canada misses chance to ban toxic plastics chemicals: watchdog
Phthalates used to make plastics flexible, harder to break, or as solvents; used in hundreds of commercial products.
Baltimore acid spill prompts shelter in place order
Produced a “vapour cloud” that has since dissipated.
Fastenal pleads guilty to HCFC ozone violations, fined $265,000
Kitchener industrial supplier sold products containing HCFCs over a 22-month period.
Competition bureau OKs Agrium PotashCorp fertilizer merger
Transaction would not lead to a substantial lessening or prevention of competition in Canada.