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EPA Reaches Settlement With Iowa Chemical Company

EPA Rescinds Regulations Approved After West, Texas, Explosion

Three years and nine months after an April 2013 ammonium nitrate explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, killed 15 people, all but three of them emergency responders, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency put new rules in place to prevent a disaster like it from ever happening again.

November 22, 2019

International Hazardous Waste Shipment Scrutinized

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing enhancements to the oversight of hazardous waste shipments to help ensure safe management of imported and exported hazardous wastes.

October 1, 2015

Settlement Struck in Deadly 2008 Explosion

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice announced in September a $5.6 million settlement with Bayer CropScience LP to resolve violations of federal chemical accident prevention laws at its facility in Institute, West Virginia where an explosion killed two people in 2008.

October 1, 2015