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  • Tuesday, October 28, 2014
    Just as the Department of Transportation’s PHMSA has taken measures to increase the safety of rail shipments of flammable crude oil, the U.S. GAO has come out with a report that claims that PHMSA has not followed through on its announced intention to address emerging safety concerns regarding gathering pipelines.
  • Assembling a list of chemicals most common in general manufacturing in the United States is a relatively straightforward exercise that can rely on several approaches.
  • Tuesday, October 21, 2014
    Decommissioning nuclear power plants is a complex, lengthy, and extraordinarily costly series of steps overseen by the NRC, which joins the nuclear energy industry itself in describing the process as adequately responsive to environmental and public safety issues raised by stakeholders. But the stakeholders themselves are not so sure.
  • Tuesday, October 14, 2014
    Pulp and paper (P&P) manufacturing is a chemical-intensive collection of processes that have evolved considerably in recent decades because of environmental concerns and the increased popularity of recycling—both the P&P chemicals themselves and postconsumer paper.
  • Tuesday, October 07, 2014
    A recent EPA enforcement action against one of the world’s largest chemical companies highlights the importance of a requirement under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) that pesticide registrants provide the Agency with information about possible adverse effects of a registered product.
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