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EPA Allows Samsung Austin Semiconductor to Delist Former ‘Hazardous Waste’

EPA Allows Samsung Austin Semiconductor to Delist Former ‘Hazardous Waste’

Samsung Austin Semiconductor no longer needs to consider copper filter cake as hazardous waste and is able to disregard the requirements of hazardous waste regulations for that substance, thanks to a

How to Balance Competing Priorities in Manufacturing: Q&A with Eastman Chemical

How to Balance Competing Priorities in Manufacturing: Q&A with Eastman Chemical

Manufacturing has “a lot of competing priorities,” says Eastman Chemical’s manager of natural resources. “When integrating energy efficiency and water conservation into day-to-day thinking, you don’t just flip the switch. You have to

Chemical Makers and Environmental Group Join Forces to Fight for a Specific EPA Rule

Chemical Makers and Environmental Group Join Forces to Fight for a Specific EPA Rule

Two chemical companies have filed an appeal to have the full DC Court of Appeals hear a case involving the regulation of the chemicals used in refrigeration and air conditioning — one that had served as a piece of the Obama climate agenda. 

Trump’s Pick for Ag Department Post Pushes for Sustainable Farming Incentives

Trump’s Pick for Ag Department Post Pushes for Sustainable Farming Incentives

President Trump’s pick for Undersecretary of Farm Production and Conservation has pushed for financial incentives for farmers to voluntarily implement sustainable practices.
Should he be confirmed, he is expected be a strong voice on conservation issues in the next farm bill, but environmentalists say his programs have yielded “few benefits.”

Questions Surround Arkema Plant’s Risk Assessment Protocols; First Lawsuit Filed

Questions Surround Arkema Plant’s Risk Assessment Protocols; First Lawsuit Filed

Emergency generators and additional back-up systems at the Arkema plant in Crosby, TX, are now known to have both failed during flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey last week, and the first lawsuit over the event has been filed. In all, a million pounds of air pollutants were released in storm-tossed Texas from refineries and petrochemical operations; Bloomberg warns that effects from Irma could be worse.

Hurricane Harvey Left Massive Amounts of Industrial Pollution in its Wake

Hurricane Harvey Left Massive Amounts of Industrial Pollution in its Wake

Hurricane Harvey left parts of the south flooded, ravaged and without power. It also left behind millions of pounds of industrial pollution. According to cnn.com, since the storm made landfall August 25, “more than 5 million pounds of air pollutants have been released beyond the normally permitted emissions.” Unfortunately, the … Read more »

Can Trade Associations Drive their Industries toward Progress in Sustainability?

Can Trade Associations Drive their Industries toward Progress in Sustainability?

At a recent supply chain summit, attendees identified associations as highly valued groups in the drive toward supply chain transparency: they’re well positioned to help normalize new expectations across their industry and can also assist small and mid-sized companies, who might be lagging the larger players in their industry, by gathering industry best practices and creating sustainability roadmaps. Check out these examples.

Storm-Battered Businesses Offered Free Database Access: Debris Haulers, Toxic Chemical Info

Storm-Battered Businesses Offered Free Database Access: Debris Haulers, Toxic Chemical Info

Companies overwhelmed with storm debris can easily find waste haulers, equipment providers, and service providers on Wastebits’ updated website. And VelocityEHS gives free access to its extensive safety data sheet library.