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August 9, 2017  

GreenMantra awarded $2.2M to construct polystyrene demo plant

Design and engineering of the new facility will begin this year, with construction starting in 2018.

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August 1, 2017  

$50M settlement approved for DuPont mercury contamination

Court documents say it’s the largest natural resources damages settlement in Virginia history.

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July 19, 2017  

World’s plastic waste could bury Manhattan almost 3.2 km deep

Of the 9.1 billion tons made, nearly 7 billion tons are no longer used.

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July 12, 2017  

Manufacturer receives $188K to develop wood-based bonding agents

Sustainable bonding-agents replace petroleum-based products.

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June 1, 2017  

As industry consolidates, PPG retreats from AkzoNobel bid

Amsterdam specialty chemicals company does not want to be part of a PPG deal.

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March 27, 2017  

Dow Chemical, DuPont merger approved by European regulators

$62 billion deal will see companies come together, then break apart into three separate, publicly traded companies.

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March 7, 2017  

Lawsuit filed against NB marijuana producer over pesticides

Alleges company sold cannabis products containing toxic chemicals, myclobutanil and bifenazate.

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March 1, 2017  

Study claims mercury still leaking from mill near Grassy Narrows

Area suffers from ongoing pollution rather than the aftermath of chemicals released in the 1960s.

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February 14, 2017  

DuPont, Chemours to pay $671M in chemical leak case

Companies to cover any future liabilities related to the release of the perfluorooctanoic acid.

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November 30, 2016  

EPA begins process to regulate toxic, widely used chemicals

It’s prioritizing those that are the most dangerous and widely used.

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November 22, 2016  

Worker hurt in explosion at Kansas chemical plant

Facility manufactures and packages aerosol, liquid and other specialty chemicals.

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November 14, 2016  

Worker dies after exposure to cyanide

A bag of sodium cynanide was discovered in the 38-year old electroplating company employee’s pocket.

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November 9, 2016  

Chinese businessman sentenced to death for Tianjin blast

Massive explosion last year at a chemical warehouse killed 173 people.

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October 18, 2016  

One still missing after BASF chemical plant explosion in Germany

Followed a fire in a pipeline between at a river harbour where liquids are unloaded from ships and storage tanks.

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October 11, 2016  

Edwards boosts Canexus stake as it battles hostile takeover

Billionaire energy executive now owns 9.5% of the sodium chlorate manufacturer.

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September 20, 2016  

Senate panel to scrutinize proposed Bayer Monsanto merger

Deal would create a global agricultural and chemical giant with a broad array of products.

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September 19, 2016  

Tesla to build California utility battery storage project

Facility will store 80 megawatt-hours of electricity, enough to power more than 2,500 households for a day.

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July 26, 2016  

BIC gets $12M from FedDev for bio-based innovation in Sarnia

Accelerator will help SME’s bring biomass chemicals and energy projects to market faster.

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July 26, 2016  

Plastic bag producer accused of failing to report toxins

Environmental group claims reporting gap found while reviewing air quality permits

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July 7, 2016  

Jurors say DuPont acted with malice, award $5M to ill man

Covers compensatory damages, punitive damages to be decided.

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July 5, 2016  

Superior Plus selling construction products arm to California-based distributor

Deal is worth $420 million; will provide Superior with cash to reduce debt and simplify organizational structure.

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June 30, 2016  

Superior Plus pulls out of Canexus deal

Cites inability to agree on extension following FTC seeking to black the transaction.

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June 30, 2016  

Feds label microbeads used in scrubs a toxic substance

Key step towards outright ban; evidence of the plastic accumulating in lakes and rivers.

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June 29, 2016  

Dow Chemical cutting 2,500 jobs globally

Will shutter silicone manufacturing plants in North Carolina and Japan.

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June 28, 2016  

FTC tries blocking merger of two Canadian chemical firms

US trade body claims it would violate antitrust laws by reducing competition for sodium chlorate.

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June 28, 2016  

Ontario to test mercury levels in waterways near Grassy Narrows

Initial testing will take place between Dryden and Ball Lake.

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June 23, 2016  

Cabinet ministers to discuss Grassy Narrows mercury poisoning

Meeting with First Nation leaders to sort out the different contamination reports.

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May 31, 2016  

Mercury continues to poison Wabigoon River

Report calls for safe clean up of lakes and rivers after years of contamination.

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May 17, 2016  

GreenMantra starts up new manufacturing plant in Brantford, Ont.

Facility will have capacity to produce 5,000 tonnes of specialty chemicals and waxes per year.

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May 16, 2016  

Justices won’t touch $236M verdict in Exxon pollution

Longest trial and largest jury award in New Hampshire history.

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May 12, 2016  

Ont. Chamber of Commerce urges one-year cap and trade delay

Wants to see economic analysis an details on how revenue will be handled.

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April 29, 2016  

On-site safety is no accident

Many workplace injuries can be prevented or minimized with the proper safety-approved workwear and PPE.