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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.

News Chemicals General
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.

News Chemicals Manufacturing General
August 2, 2018  

Nutrien to cut 80 jobs at Vanscoy potash operation in efficiency push

Will take place in the fourth quarter this year and include about 30 staff and 50 hourly positions.

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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.

News Chemicals Manufacturing General Sustainability
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.

News Chemicals Manufacturing General
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.

News Chemicals Manufacturing General
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.

News Chemicals Manufacturing General Sustainability
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.

News Chemicals Manufacturing General
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.

News Chemicals Government Minerals General
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.

News Chemicals Manufacturing General
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.

News Chemicals Manufacturing General Sustainability
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.

News Chemicals Manufacturing General
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.

News Chemicals Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
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

News Chemicals Manufacturing General
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.

News Chemicals Manufacturing General
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.

News Chemicals Manufacturing Metals General
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.

News Chemicals Manufacturing General
March 20, 2018  

DowDuPont to invest $50M in global Kevlar operations

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

News Chemicals Manufacturing General
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.

News Chemicals Manufacturing General
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.

News Chemicals Government Manufacturing General
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.

News Chemicals Manufacturing General
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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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.