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EPA Approves Controversial 'Superweed' Pesticide for GMO Crops - Care2.com

EPA Approves Controversial 'Superweed' Pesticide for GMO Crops - Care2.com | Chemical Sector | Scoop.it
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced approval of the new herbicide Enlist Duo, manufactured by Dow AgriSciences.
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Recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions impacting environmental and regulatory law - Lexology (registration)

Recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions impacting environmental and regulatory law - Lexology (registration) | Chemical Sector | Scoop.it
Recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions impacting environmental and regulatory law
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Northwest Environmental Defense Center, 133 S. Ct. 1326, decided March 20, 2013.
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U.S. system for flagging hazardous chemicals is widely flawed

U.S. system for flagging hazardous chemicals is widely flawed | Chemical Sector | Scoop.it

A 27-year-old U.S.program intended to warn the public of the presence of hazardous chemicals is flawed in many states due to scant oversight and lax reporting by plant owners...

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Agreement resolves Buckhorn Mine water quality penalties - Access Washington

Agreement resolves Buckhorn Mine water quality penalties
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The agreement also outlines a process for resolving disputes that may arise while implementing terms of the settlement or the new NPDES permit.
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Black Warrior Riverkeeper Sues to Stop Polluting Coal Mine - Environment News Service

Black Warrior Riverkeeper Sues to Stop Polluting Coal Mine - Environment News Service | Chemical Sector | Scoop.it
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Black Warrior Riverkeeper Sues to Stop Polluting Coal Mine
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Filed Wednesday in U.S.
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Climate chief warns of 'urgency' as CO2 levels rise - Business Recorder (blog)

Climate chief warns of 'urgency' as CO2 levels rise - Business Recorder (blog) | Chemical Sector | Scoop.it
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Climate chief warns of 'urgency' as CO2 levels rise
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The observatory's record starts at 316 ppm in March 1958, rising every year.
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The Exploding Fertilizer Plant in Texas Hadn't Had a Full Inspection in Three Decades

The Exploding Fertilizer Plant in Texas Hadn't Had a Full Inspection in Three Decades | Chemical Sector | Scoop.it
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Four Major EPA Air and Water Rules Forthcoming Through May, Agency ... - POWER magazine

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Companies burning coal in boilers challenged by new EPA rules - State Journal

Companies burning coal in boilers challenged by new EPA rules - State Journal | Chemical Sector | Scoop.it
Companies burning coal in boilers challenged by new EPA rulesState JournalFinalized in December were two sets of boiler MACT — maximum achievable control technology — rules.
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Green buildings: development fad or money saver? - The Diplomat Bucharest

Green buildings: development fad or money saver? - The Diplomat Bucharest | Chemical Sector | Scoop.it
The Diplomat BucharestGreen buildings: development fad or money saver?
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CISWI Units: Reconsideration and Final Amendments; Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials That Are Solid Waste- Federal Register Feb

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The amendments in this rule to 40 CFR part 60, subpart DDDD, are effective February 7, 2013, and to 40 CFR part 60, subpart CCCC, are effective August 7, 2013. The amendments in this rule to 40 CFR part 241 are effective April 8, 2013. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in that rule is effective February 7, 2013.

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DEC Releases Pesticide Pollution Prevention Strategy | The Sag ...

The proposed Pesticide Pollution Prevention (P2) Strategy proposed five actions to reduce threats to water resources from existing pesticide-related sources and prevent potential contamination from new sources.
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3 Widely Used Pesticides Banned in EU Due to Unacceptable ...

3 Widely Used Pesticides Banned in EU Due to Unacceptable ... | Chemical Sector | Scoop.it
Three of the world's most used pesticides, neonicotinoids made by Bayer and Syngenta, will be banned in the EU to see if bees recover.
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USEPA delays draft proposals for nationwide stormwater regulations...again - Lexology (registration)

USEPA delays draft proposals for nationwide stormwater regulations...again - Lexology (registration) | Chemical Sector | Scoop.it
USEPA delays draft proposals for nationwide stormwater regulations...again Lexology (registration) Covered facilities were required to apply for and obtain a NPDES discharge permit by March 2003, and to implement certain minimum stormwater...
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Eliminating Waste Water Discharge - MarineLink

Eliminating Waste Water Discharge - MarineLink | Chemical Sector | Scoop.it
Eliminating Waste Water Discharge
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Treatment efficiency to ensure compliance with current NPDES limits for discharge. • Development to target pollutant such as copper, zinc and TSS. • Filtration at a rate that ensures thorough removal.
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U.S. and Tennessee reach agreement with King Pharmaceuticals to resolve Clean Air Act Violation allegations

King Pharmaceuticals LLC will pay $2.2 million and take measures to comply with the Clean Air Act to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at its pharmaceutical manufacturing facility located in Bristol, Tenn., the Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation announced Friday.

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Environmental groups seek to impose selenium treatment obligations on ... - Lexology (registration)

Environmental groups seek to impose selenium treatment obligations on ... - Lexology (registration) | Chemical Sector | Scoop.it
Environmental groups seek to impose selenium treatment obligations on ...
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Code §22-11-1, et seq., through which the WVDEP administers Section 402 of the CWA, 33 U.S.C.
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EPA proposed rule withdraws construction stormwater pollutant numeric limits - Lexology (registration)

EPA proposed rule withdraws construction stormwater pollutant numeric limits - Lexology (registration) | Chemical Sector | Scoop.it
EPA proposed rule withdraws construction stormwater pollutant numeric limits Lexology (registration) This development will not eliminate stormwater monitoring or the construction stormwater numeric action levels set forth in the Construction...
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Tainted fish: Endocrine disrupters trigger consumption warnings - Great Lakes Echo

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Tainted fish: Endocrine disrupters trigger consumption warnings
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Each of the chemical families that trigger fish consumption advisories in Wisconsin have been linked to endocrine disruption, among other health effects.
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Futurity.org – To cut emissions, match fertilizer to soil

Futurity.org – To cut emissions, match fertilizer to soil | Chemical Sector | Scoop.it
"The results of this study will change the way we think about the source of nitrous oxide from soil," says William Horwath. "It will help researchers and people making fertilizer recommendations begin to understand that they ...
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Perch gone wild: Can drugs prompt a Great Lakes feeding frenzy? - Great Lakes Echo

Perch gone wild: Can drugs prompt a Great Lakes feeding frenzy? - Great Lakes Echo | Chemical Sector | Scoop.it
Perch gone wild: Can drugs prompt a Great Lakes feeding frenzy?
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For example, birth control pills and other hormones could disrupt endocrine systems. In some cases, fish develop both male and female characteristics, notes Klaper.
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EPA to revisit oil and gas air rules, requests stay of suit challenging ... - Lexology (registration)

EPA to revisit oil and gas air rules, requests stay of suit challenging ... - Lexology (registration) | Chemical Sector | Scoop.it
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GWA, 3 companies fined over chemicals: Required reports not given to EPA - Pacific Daily News

GWA, 3 companies fined over chemicals: Required reports not given to EPA - Pacific Daily News | Chemical Sector | Scoop.it
GWA, 3 companies fined over chemicals: Required reports not given to EPAPacific Daily NewsTier II Chemical Inventory Reports are submitted by facilities covered by the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, according to the U.S.
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Senate votes to increase fertilizer inspection fees - Rapid City Journal

Senate votes to increase fertilizer inspection fees - Rapid City Journal | Chemical Sector | Scoop.it
Senate votes to increase fertilizer inspection feesRapid City JournalThe additional revenue would be used to fund fertilizer research at the Agricultural Experiment Station at South Dakota State University.
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Fertilizer plant ordered to fix odor problem

Fertilizer plant ordered to fix odor problem | Chemical Sector | Scoop.it
Fertilizer plant ordered to fix odor problem (And my third story on this very long day... http://t.co/MbHSLCTg)
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