Nutrien takes $587M loss on phosphate fertilizer operation
Global phosphate prices have trended higher from strong demand in India and Brazil, trade flow changes.
Plastics industry says its products are not ‘toxic’, urges feds to rethink
Single-use plastic items will be banned because they are both harmful to the environment and difficult to recycle.
Company, CEO tried to export chemicals to China: Prosecutors
Scheme involved shipping chemicals used in microchip manufacturing from Rhode Island.
Nova Chemicals hires industry veteran to replace retiring CEO
30-year BP veteran Lusi Sierra joins the Calgary-based operator of plastic resin and chemical manufacturing plants Aug. 1.
Global deal to protect ozone layer behind new contaminant problem: study
Chemicals used to replace banned chlorofluorocarbons are breaking down in the atmosphere into new contaminants.
Judge dismisses Chemours lawsuit against DuPont
Alleged DuPont deliberately lowballed the cost of environmental liabilities.
COVID-19 testing backlog linked to shortage of chemicals
Global demand has outpaced the supply of reagents, Canadian health authorities and labs are seeking alternative supply chains.
Superior Plus to keep specialty chemicals business after strategic review
The company also announced that it was restarting its dividend reinvestment program
Federal grand jury subpoenas 3M over chemical discharges
Company was accused last year of releasing chemicals from its factory in Decatur into the Tennessee River without disclosing its actions.
Chemicals plant to be sold to satisfy Competition Bureau merger concerns
Makes hydrogen peroxide used mainly as a bleaching agent for pulp and paper, or as a treatment chemical in the oil and gas and mining sectors.
Three hurt at Texas chemical plant hit by two massive explosions
TPC would form an investigation team to determine what led to the explosions.
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.
Overhauling toxic chemicals law should be priority: advocate
Needs to be more restrictive about “chemicals of high concern.”
Canadian plastics, chemistry associations create plastics division
Combining aims to strengthen their voice about urgent plastics issues with important stakeholders.
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.
Dow agrees to US$77M environmental settlement in Michigan
Deal between the company and government agencies calls for improvements to fish and wildlife habitats.
China chemical plant explosion kills 4
Similar accidents have occurred in recent months.
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.
New Hampshire sues 3M, DuPont, other chemical companies
PFAS used in coatings meant to protect consumer goods have potential links a range of illnesses.
Jury: Monsanto to pay US$2B in weed killer cancer case
Third such courtroom loss for Monsanto in California since August.
Chemical plant worker’s permanent injury results in $100,000 fine
Employee fell into a blow-moulding machine while checking for an exhaust blockage.
UPDATED: Three, likely four dead in Illinois factory blast
Explosion at plant that makes specialty silicone chemical materials for adhesives, sealants and coatings.
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.
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.
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New tax incentives for investment could increase Canada’s emissions
Manufacturing and processing companies can write off the full cost of buying new equipment and machinery as soon as they put the purchases to use.
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.
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.
After plastics charter, Ottawa looking at curbing own use to reduce garbage
G7 nations signed a Canadian-driven plastics charter that commits to keeping plastic out of landfills by 2040.
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.
Researchers use willows to decontaminate polluted soil on industrial site
Montreal project rehabilitates brownfields abandoned because they’re too expensive to redevelop.