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EPA Reaches Settlement With Iowa Chemical Company

Accidental sulfur release injured employee.

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Texas County Joins Suit to Overturn EPA Rollback

Washington D.C. circuit court petitioned to void the new rules that reverse stricter requirements on chemical storage and emergency response.

Lawsuit Filed to Restrict Use of Chemical Dispersants in Oil Spills

Environmental group points to health hazards attributed to clean-up agents.

State AGs Sue EPA Over Chemical Storage Requirements

Many of the risk management requirements were repealed by the Trump administration in 2019.

Steelworkers Sue EPA Over Chemical Storage Requirements

Enforcement placed on hold by the Trump administration in 2016.

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.

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.

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.