Chemical


Israel Says Assad Has Tons of Chemical Weapons Left

Israeli defense officials say that Syrian President Bashar Assad still has up to three tons of chemical weapons. The officials delivered the assessment Wednesday, weeks after a chemical attack in…

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Outcry Over Syria Redux

As we go to press, the United Nations Security Council is deliberating a resolution proposed by the United States, Britain and France to condemn an alleged chemical weapons attack in…

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Death Toll From Syria Chemical Attack Rises to 75

The death toll from a suspected chemical attack on a northern Syrian town rose to 75 on Wednesday as activists and rescue workers found more terrified survivors hiding in shelters…

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Court Orders Shutdown of Haifa Ammonia Plant

Years of agitation on the part of public safety experts, politicians and environmental activists to close the Haifa Chemical ammonia plant finally resulted in a court closure order on Wednesday.…

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NY Looks Statewide For Industrial Chemical in Water

New York environmental regulators are looking statewide for potential sites of groundwater contamination from a cancer-causing industrial chemical previously used to make Teflon and other non-stick, stain-resistant and water-repellent products.…

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House Dems Back Bill to Overhaul Chemical Regulation

Top House Democrats said Monday they will support a bipartisan bill to overhaul regulation of asbestos and other dangerous chemicals, clearing the way for the bill’s passage in the House…

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Congress Reaches Deal to Overhaul Chemical Regulation

A bipartisan agreement reached by House and Senate negotiators would set safety standards for tens of thousands of chemicals that have gone unregulated for decades. The bill would offer new…

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Watchdog Looks to Counter New Chemical Weapons Threats

With about 92 percent of the world’s declared chemical weapons stockpiles destroyed, the watchdog agency overseeing the elimination of poison gas and nerve agents is looking now to counter emerging…

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