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January 29, 2015 4:04 pm
Matching polls of both the general public and the country's largest general science organization show that scientists are far less worried about genetically modified food, pesticide use, and nuclear power than is the general public.
January 29, 2015 4:47 pm
Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info
While plastics boast numerous social benefits, such extending the shelf life of food and reducing waste, efforts to keep it from impacting the environment have failed to keep pace with its use. It’s estimated that in the U.S., only 9 percent of post-consumer plastic was recycled in 2012...
January 29, 2015 2:20 pm
Andy Szal, Chem.Info
It's been a rough start to 2015 for safety concerns at pipelines transporting oil, natural gas or their byproducts throughout the country. This week, a pipe in West Virginia became at least the fifth to rupture so far this year, exacerbating concerns about structural weaknesses and lax oversight in the industry.
January 29, 2015 2:04 pm
Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info
According to the CSB, the dust collection system inside the plant was so flawed it took only a day for enough combustible dust and hydrocarbons to accumulate in the duct that it overheated, ignited spontaneously, caused an explosion in the rooftop dust collector and unleashed a fiery flash.
January 28, 2015 4:58 pm
DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press
Critics claim it will disastrously increase the pollution blamed for global warming and put communities along its 1,179-mile route at risk for a damaging spill, all for oil and products that will be exported anyway. Which is it? A check of some of the claims about the pipeline as a bill approving it heads toward likely passage...
January 27, 2015 10:34 pm
Meagan Parrish, editor, Chem.Info
Tuesday marked the 70th anniversary of the Allied liberation of Auschwitz — How much do you know about the infamous chemical company that played a pivotal role in Auschwitz’s history? Take a read and find out.  
January 27, 2015 2:38 pm
Mike Hockett, Associate Editor, Industrial Distribution
Corrie Banks and Kleo Landucci, executives at logistics services providing companies, can’t stress enough how they’d like to see fellow females continue to enter the supply chain workforce and break the stereotype of it being “a man’s world.”
January 26, 2015 11:52 am
Tison Keel, director, global EO& Derivatives, IHS Chemical
Royal Dutch Shell and Qatar Petroleum’s (QP) joint announcement last week that they have cancelled their planned $6.5 billion Qatari petrochemical project, called Al-Karaana, which will significantly change the global supply and demand balances for mono-ethylene glycol (MEG) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resins.
January 26, 2015 10:16 am
Meagan Parrish, Editor,
In a recent interview with, the CSB’s Chairman, Rafael Moure-Eraso, pinpointed three areas where he sees chemical facilities concentrating their efforts. “[In the coming year] we expect that chemical companies are going to look at safety a lot more seriously,” he said.
January 26, 2015 9:55 am
SHARON COHEN, AP National Writer
Police chief Art Walgren knew how much the oil boom had changed this once-sleepy town when he spotted something that would have been unheard of not long ago: license plates from Sinaloa, Mexico, home to one of the world's most violent drug cartels.
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