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Watchdog: Chemical Safety Agency Impeded by Staff Shortage

Sep 13 2022 // The federal agency that investigates chemical accidents is hindered by a lack of staffing, leadership disputes and a backlog of investigations that threaten its ability to protect people and the environment, according to a...

Biden Administration to Declare ‘Forever Chemicals’ Hazardous Substances

Aug 30 2022 // The Biden administration said on Friday it will propose designating certain “forever chemicals” as hazardous substances under the nation’s Superfund program, in a bid to spark cleanup of countless sites...

Cocktail of Chemicals Contributed to Massive Fish Die-off on Oder River: German Official

Aug 24 2022 // Several substances seem to have contributed to the massive fish die-off in the Oder River that forms much of Germany’s border with Poland, a German official said Monday. Numerous theories have been floated about the...

Japanese Chemical Tanker Crashes Into Cargo Ship off Coast of Japan

Aug 22 2022 // A Japanese chemical tanker ship crashed into a cargo ship off the coast of southwestern Japan, the coast guard said Saturday. No one was injured among the six Japanese crew members aboard the tanker Ryoshinmaru and 14...

U.S.-Based 3M Faces More Costs After $581M Chemical Cleanup Pact in Belgium

Jul 8 2022 // 3M Co. still faces the prospect of additional costs to resolve contamination liabilities in Belgium after reaching an agreement to clean up and remediate PFAS, the so-called forever chemicals used in many consumer goods, a...

‘Forever Chemicals’ Pose Risk Even at Very Low Levels: EPA

Jun 20 2022 // The Environmental Protection Agency is warning that two nonstick and stain-resistant compounds found in drinking water are more dangerous than previously thought – and pose health risks even at levels so low they cannot...

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