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October 6, 2001
New York Times
  Cause of Blast Fatal to 29 Still Eludes France-- More on the explosion at a fertilizer plant in France which killed 29 people.
October 3, 2001
New York Times
  Companies Responding to Potential Threat-- An explosion at a fertilizer plant in France killed 29 people, raising questions about the safety of siting chemical facilities near densely populated areas.
August 30, 2001
Los Angeles Times
  Cloud of Despair in Bhopal-- 17 years after a Union Carbide plant disaster killed thousands in India, problems persist
August 29, 2001
Planet Ark Environmental News
  Shell disputes Brazil toxic site health report-- Shell's production of three toxics pesticides -- all persistant organic pollutants, now banned by international treaty -- left a town in Brazil contaminated.
August 17, 2001
New York Times
  Report Faults U.S. Planning in Burning Chemical Arms-- GAO reports faults the Army and the Federal Emergency Management Agency for dangerous chemical weapon incineration planning in some states
July, 2001
OurStolenFuture.org
  Has the Fox Bought a Ticket into the Chicken Coop?-- American Chemistry Council forges a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
July 20, 2001
Anniston Star
  Mercury pollution: Monsanto contamination now gets scrutiny after 30 years -- The victim of severe PCB contamination, Anniston, AL also has suffered the dumping of up to 50 tons of toxic mercury by Monsanto.
July 18, 2001
Village Voice
  Mutant Malathion: How New York's mosquito-spray campaign spawned a deadly neurotoxin
July 16, 2001
Washington Post
  Toxic Chemical Review Process Faulted -- Scientists on EPA Advisory Panels Often Have Conflicts of Interest, GAO Says
June 22, 2001
Anniston Star
  Teachers to learn about environment on Solutia's dime -- The industry line taught to school children -- as discussed in the Chemical Industry Archives story on the chemical industry in the classroom
June 22, 2001
Berkeley Daily Planet
  Playground soil tested for arsenic -- In response to an EWG report on arsenic contamination in playgrounds, the ACC decided to see if they could find better data
June 22, 2001
Berkeley Daily Planet
  Playground soil tested for arsenic -- In response to an EWG report on arsenic contamination in playgrounds, the ACC decided to see if they could find better data
June 14, 2001
Baton Rouge Advocate
  Dow Chemical added to Myrtle Grove suit -- A Louisiana water contamination suit alledges Dow "has contaminated the aquifer through negligent releases, spills and/or the dumping of vinyl chloride ... since the 1960s," and the chemical has migrated into the aquifer

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