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July 23, 2018  

Canada’s wholesale sales rise 1.2% in May: Statistics Canada

Construction materials show strength, automotive and supplies fall.

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July 6, 2018  

Vancouver area laundry microplastics are filtering into ocean: Study

Many of the microplastics are in the form of fibres from polyester and rayon clothing.

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June 21, 2018  

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.

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June 20, 2018  

Industrial chemicals in water supplies more toxic than thought: report

Sampling has found perfluoroalkyl, polyfluoroalkylcontamination in water around military bases, factories and other sites.

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June 13, 2018  

BC aims to recycle difficult plastic: chip bags, crinkly wraps

Non-profit BC Recycle is gearing up for province-wide collection next year.

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June 7, 2018  

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.

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June 6, 2018  

Statistics Canada says trade deficit narrowed to $1.9B in April

Canadian exporters in for a rough ride, says TD.

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June 4, 2018  

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.

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May 23, 2018  

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.

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May 22, 2018  

Researchers use willows to decontaminate polluted soil on industrial site

Montreal project rehabilitates brownfields abandoned because they’re too expensive to redevelop.

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May 17, 2018  

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.

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May 16, 2018  

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

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April 25, 2018  

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.

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April 23, 2018  

Taiwan company plans $9.4B chemical complex in Louisiana

Project is expected to provide 1,200 permanent jobs with average salaries of $84,500.

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April 3, 2018  

Government, US Steel reach consent decree over chemical spill

Discharge contained hexavalent chromium, a toxic heavy metal that might be carcinogenic if ingested.

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March 20, 2018  

DowDuPont to invest $50M in global Kevlar operations

Investment will go toward upgrading and modernizing equipment to improve production.

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March 19, 2018  

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.

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February 21, 2018  

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.

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February 20, 2018  

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.

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February 13, 2018  

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.

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February 12, 2018  

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.

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February 6, 2018  

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.

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December 20, 2017  

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.

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December 18, 2017  

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.

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November 27, 2017  

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.

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November 17, 2017  

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.

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November 15, 2017  

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.

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November 8, 2017  

Valeant says it’s making progress halfway through planned turnaround

CEO warns transforming the embattled company is a multi-year process involving incremental steps.

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October 9, 2017  

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.

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September 18, 2017  

Baltimore acid spill prompts shelter in place order

Produced a “vapour cloud” that has since dissipated.

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September 13, 2017  

Fastenal pleads guilty to HCFC ozone violations, fined $265,000

Kitchener industrial supplier sold products containing HCFCs over a 22-month period.

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September 12, 2017  

Competition bureau OKs Agrium PotashCorp fertilizer merger

Transaction would not lead to a substantial lessening or prevention of competition in Canada.