hazardous chemicals

Congress Probes White House Delay of Chemical Assessments

Congress Probes White House Delay of Chemical Assessments

WASHINGTON, DC, June 12, 2008 (ENS) – A Congressional committee today questioned the health effects of a new White House policy that delays the completion and release of chemical assessments into a public database maintained by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The database, known as the Integrated Risk Information System, or IRIS, is used by…

Three Dead: Environmentally Friendly Chemical Plant Explodes in Florida

Three Dead: Environmentally Friendly Chemical Plant Explodes in Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Florida, December 19, 2007 (ENS) – Four workers were killed by an explosion today at a chemical plant in Jacksonville that manufactures environmentally friendly industrial chemicals. The blast occurred at the T2 Laboratories on Faye Road in an industrial district on the waterfront in north Jacksonville. The explosion sent a thick cloud of black…