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November 3, 2020  

Nutrien takes $587M loss on phosphate fertilizer operation

Global phosphate prices have trended higher from strong demand in India and Brazil, trade flow changes.

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October 8, 2020  

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.

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July 22, 2020  

Company, CEO tried to export chemicals to China: Prosecutors

Scheme involved shipping chemicals used in microchip manufacturing from Rhode Island.

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July 8, 2020  

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.

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May 15, 2020  

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.

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March 31, 2020  

Judge dismisses Chemours lawsuit against DuPont

Alleged DuPont deliberately lowballed the cost of environmental liabilities.

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March 25, 2020  

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.

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January 30, 2020  

Superior Plus to keep specialty chemicals business after strategic review

The company also announced that it was restarting its dividend reinvestment program

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January 30, 2020  

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.

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January 29, 2020  

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.

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November 27, 2019  

Three hurt at Texas chemical plant hit by two massive explosions

TPC would form an investigation team to determine what led to the explosions.

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November 27, 2019  

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.

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November 20, 2019  

Overhauling toxic chemicals law should be priority: advocate

Needs to be more restrictive about “chemicals of high concern.”

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November 14, 2019  

Canadian plastics, chemistry associations create plastics division

Combining aims to strengthen their voice about urgent plastics issues with important stakeholders.

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November 13, 2019  

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.

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November 11, 2019  

Dow agrees to US$77M environmental settlement in Michigan

Deal between the company and government agencies calls for improvements to fish and wildlife habitats.

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October 15, 2019  

China chemical plant explosion kills 4

Similar accidents have occurred in recent months.

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October 8, 2019  

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.

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May 30, 2019  

New Hampshire sues 3M, DuPont, other chemical companies

PFAS used in coatings meant to protect consumer goods have potential links a range of illnesses.

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May 14, 2019  

Jury: Monsanto to pay US$2B in weed killer cancer case

Third such courtroom loss for Monsanto in California since August.

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May 9, 2019  

Chemical plant worker’s permanent injury results in $100,000 fine

Employee fell into a blow-moulding machine while checking for an exhaust blockage.

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May 6, 2019  

UPDATED: Three, likely four dead in Illinois factory blast

Explosion at plant that makes specialty silicone chemical materials for adhesives, sealants and coatings.

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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.

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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.

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February 11, 2019  

Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals and Resources Summit

For oil and gas, chemicals and resources companies: to

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November 22, 2018  

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.

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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.

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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 11, 2018  

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.

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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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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.