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Environmental Protection Agency

PFAS
US accelerates campaign against “forever chemicals” / Will avalanche of class action lawsuits hit manufacturers?
10.06.2024
TPC
US authorities fine petchems maker USD 30 mn for 2019 blasts / Remedial and safety measures worth USD 80 mn mandated
29.05.2024
PLASTICS AND HEALTH
EPA reveals results of two phthalate assessments / DIDP with mostly clean bill of health; DINP eyed more critically
24.05.2024
PFAS
UN declares DuPont and Chemours violated human rights for contaminating water / EPA sets new drinking water standards
26.04.2024
PETROCHEMICALS USA
Environmental Protection Agency steps up action against chemical companies / 218 plants affected
17.04.2024
USA
EPA to upgrade safety standards for high-risk chemical facilities / Stiffer mandates for prevention
12.03.2024
USA
EPA proposes updates to pollution prevention programme
29.01.2024
NANOPLASTICS
Research reveals smallest-ever plastic fragments in bottled water / Reduced size may not reduce threat / New debate rages
16.01.2024
PFAS
EPA revs regulatory engine / New rules for “inactive” chemicals / Seven substances added to TRI
12.01.2024
PFAS
Settlements, new disputes set to claim more attention in 2024 / Some hope for Chemours / EPA, ECHA moves to be watched
09.01.2024
USA
PET association Napcor: “We urgently need to forge ahead with recycling” / Collection systems stagnating
03.01.2024
PFAS
EPA says Inhance must change fluorination process for HDPE containers / NGOs cheer, company goes to court
21.12.2023
PLASTICS AND HEALTH USA
Launch of new thrust for environmental justice through the back door / Campaign to be folded into Inflation Reduction Act
14.12.2023
PFAS
US court rejects class action suit against 3M, DuPont, others / Ruling says plaintiff did not prove source of contamination / Decision calls use of chemicals ‘nearly ubiquitous'
30.11.2023
PFAS
European Court of Justice tosses Chemours' challenge to ECHA / Dutch lawsuits in progress / EPA urged to stop waste imports
13.11.2023
PFAS
EPA announces stricter reporting rules for toxic substances / Probes uncover further contamination
01.11.2023
3M
Belgian site idle again as PFAS issues resurface / Supplier says outage could affect other products
10.10.2023
US RECYCLING
EPA to back reclaim projects with most spending in 30 years / Plastics industry touts its own steps to date
09.10.2023
CHINA
Chemical association wants greener industry / Transition seen as major factor in further development / Competition comes from profit motive
27.09.2023
SWEDEN
Government to end tax on plastic bags / Officials blame higher energy needed to make paper sacks
20.09.2023
PFAS
Restrictions could disrupt supply chain, warns European industry / EPA orders Chemours, 3M to do more testing / Insufficient data on ‘forever chemicals'
21.08.2023
PVC
VinylPlus fights for industry's future in EU / Results of ECHA risk review due in Q4 / US EPA may study dangers of VCM
17.08.2023
US REGULATION
Washington considers end of ‘chasing arrows' symbol / EPA says labels can be misleading / Industry calls for wider definition of recyclability
10.08.2023
PFAS
EPA presents framework plan to remedy ‘forever chemicals' contamination / Solvay cracks USD 393 mn deal with New Jersey for past offences
10.07.2023
PETROCHEMICALS USA
Abrupt end to EPA's Environmental Justice Campaign for Gulf Chemicals belt / Court filing claims issues resolved
03.07.2023
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