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Overturning Chevron is a ‘game changer’ for the business of chemistry

by Chemical & Engineering News | July 3, 2024
In chemistry, a chain reaction is a rapid sequence of events in which the products of one reaction become the reactants of another. US courts of law can be similar. Take a New Jersey fishing company by the name of Loper Bright Enterprises, which in 2020 filed a lawsuit arguing that the ...

EPA is accused of misreporting PFAS data

by Chemical & Engineering News | May 30, 2024
The US Environmental Protection Agency falsely reported last year that it did not detect per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in pesticides, according to a complaint by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), a public health advocacy group. PEER claims that ...

EPA faces lawsuit over PFAS in fluorinated plastics

by Chemical & Engineering News | May 22, 2024
Public health groups are continuing to push the US Environmental Protection Agency to ban a fluorination process that improves the barrier properties of high-density polyethylene plastic containers. The process creates per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), including harmful ...

Inhance can continue to fluorinate plastic containers

by Chemical & Engineering News | March 27, 2024
The US Environmental Protection Agency overstepped its authority when it ordered Texas-based Inhance Technologies to stop making per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as by-products of the firm’s fluorination process, a federal appeals court ruled March 21. The decision allows ...

PFAS in biosolids prompt lawsuits

by Chemical & Engineering News | February 28, 2024
Five farmers in Johnson County, Texas, are suing Synagro Technologies, a Baltimore-based biosolid management company, and its Texas affiliate over high levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in fertilizers produced by Synagro. The firm makes fertilizers from sewage sludge, ...
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