To avoid toxic chemical leaks into ground, chemical makers make use of overfill sensors for tanks and vessels, leak detection devices, proper drainage, alarms, and other such technologies. Cleanup efforts at older defunct sites also are underway to further protect and reduce potential environmental hazards.


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Sticker Shock: TSCA Fees Could Soon Be a Lot More Expensive

On November 16, 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published a proposal that would amend the 2018 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) fees rule. The proposed increases...

Are PFAS On Their Way Out?

Strategies arise to combat PFAS as more studies reveal the health hazards of the chemicals

EPA Eases TSCA Testing Demands

Newly issued documents offer a reprieve for TSCA Section 4 test orders

Compliance: EPA Seeks Input From Small Businesses

Participation could drive development of a proposed TSCA data reporting rule



Flood Waters Breach Dow Containment Ponds

May 21, 2020
Michigan company is monitoring the situation and will take immediate action to ensure safety and security of employees, community and the environment.

Pollution Prediction gets Better Grounding

Sept. 14, 2004
Building on an idea developed by medicinal chemists, Johns Hopkins researchers say they have devised a new mathematical tool that accurately predicts how long certain pollutants...

Recycling: Polyurethane Requires A Rethink

Feb. 7, 2022
Study suggests promising ways to reduce the environmental impact of the common plastic

Toxic Substances: EPA Targets Asbestos

Jan. 23, 2022
In Part 2 of asbestos regulation, the agency will evaluate conditions of use excluded from Part 1

Environmental Protection: Infrastructure Law Benefits Chemical Industry

Dec. 14, 2021
The bill’s huge scope provides something for nearly all stakeholders

Supply-Chain Aid — EPA Proposes PIP 3:1 Compliance Extension

Nov. 22, 2021
The agency plans to push deadline to October 31, 2024