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Chemicals in the News - Spring 2001

May 2001
European Commission
  White Paper on the Strategy for a future Chemicals Policy -- "The main objective of the new Chemical Strategy is to ensure a high level of protection for human health and the environment" without stifling competition.
May 17, 2001
The Washington Post
  Arctic Canada's Silent Invader-- Contamination Threatens Native People's Way of Life in Fragile Region
May 13, 2001
The Courier-Journal
  Hundreds of rail workers blame solvents for illness-- Brain damage caused by solvents might not be limited to just railroad workers
May 8, 2001
Anniston Star
  PCB lawsuit denied class action-- Chemical Industry Archives documents lead to another Anniston lawsuit
  • learn more about Anniston
  • read more stories in the Anniston Star
  • May 6, 2001
    San Francisco Chronicle
      Firm received $38,000 to lobby S.F. against suit
    Firms paid thousands to lobby S.F. on suit
    City joined lead-paint poisoning case anyway
  • learn more about lead
  • read a Sacremento Bee article on children poisoned by lead
  • May 4, 2001
    Wisconsin State Journal
      Chemical Plant Faces Penalties for Worker Exposures-- A polyurethane foam plant exposed workers to two chemicals which damage the central nervous system
  • learn about worker exposures to vinyl chloride
  • May 3, 2001
    Houston Press
      Green Port? A Port suit accuses several companies of contaminating its land for decades-- Multiple chemical companies allegedly released DDT, arsenic, cyanide and other toxics from a Houston area facility
    April 30, 2001
    Plastics News
      Bill Moyers, ACC mishandle 'Trade Secrets'-- One of industry's own publications points out some of the inaccuracies stated by American Chemistry Council representatives in the PBS documentary Trade Secrets
  • learn more about Trade Secrets
  • April 25, 2001
    Anniston Star
      Solutia to pay $40 million in PCB case-- The Monsanto spin-off company settled their court case over the PCB poisoning of Anniston, Alabama
  • learn more about Anniston
  • read more stories in the Anniston Star
  • April 5, 2001
    Baton Rouge Advocate
      Attorneys file first lawsuit in contaminated-water case-- Test results indicate high amounts of carcinogenic vinyl chloride in Louisiana trailer park's water supply
  • learn more about vinyl chloride
  • April 4, 2001
    ICEM press release
      US Chemical Firms Scupper Global Agreement-- ICEM, an international union, blasted US chemical companies and their Responsible Care campaign
  • learn more about Responsible Care
  • Also, see the Anniston Star's coverage of the PCB poisoning case in Alabama

    last updated: march.27.2009

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