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arkansasonline | February 28, 2020
A company that owns a suburban Houston chemical plant jeopardized public safety when it failed to remove dangerous chemicals ahead of Hurricane Harvey in 2017, resulting in a blaze that sent toxic smoke into the air and injured first responders, prosecutors told jurors on Thursday. Arkema Inc., a subsidiary of a French chemical manufacturer, and three of its senior employees are on trial over charges accusing them of releasing toxic pollutants and injuring two sheriff's deputies. During open...
NRDC, EPA | July 17, 2020
NRDC (the Natural Resources Defense Council) together with partners, today asked a federal court to review the Environmental Protection Agency’s woefully inadequate process for evaluating risks of the toxic chemical methylene chloride. A solvent used in paint strippers and other products, methylene chloride has already been linked to some 60 deaths, at least 4 of which occurred after the EPA refused to finalize a ban on its use in paint strippers.
“This is the ag...
OCTAL and Alpek | June 02, 2022
Alpek, S.A.B. de C.V. announced that it has received all necessary approvals from the regulatory authorities and has finalized its acquisition of OCTAL Holding SAOC
Pursuant to the purchase agreement, Alpek acquired 100% of the shares of OCTAL for U.S. $620 million on a debt-free basis. Financing was secured through a mix of free cash flow generated from existing businesses and dedicated bank loans.
Alpek will assume control of OCTAL's operations starting ...
American Chemistry Council | July 15, 2021
A major industry group is urging Congress to enact a national recycled plastic standard, as well as to allow for the “rapid scaling” of the chemical recycling sector.
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) released an outline of five steps it thinks Congress should take to improve plastics recovery on July 13. It follows ACC's decision last autumn to endorse packaging taxes to enhance the United States' recycling infrastructure.
By 2030, at least 30% of th...
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