The devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will be remembered for a long time. These hurricanes affected thousands of lives and destroyed billions of dollars’ worth of property. One month later, we can diagnose the long-term damage done by these hurricanes to two of America’s most economically important states.
Saudi Arabia and the emirate of Abu Dhabi plan to double their production of petrochemicals by producing chemicals that are used in plastics. Their target is to see an increase of 11.4 million tons a year by 2025.
The EPA stakeholders met to evaluate the risk and prioritize information that should be placed under the Toxic Substances Control Act. The EPA believes they are meeting the statutory criteria based off of their TSCA risk assessment.
US Methanol is proposing a plan to build a methanol production facility in Kanawha County, West Virginia. They will deconstruct a methanol plant in Brazil and reconstruct it in West Virginia bringing in 60 full-time jobs and 300 temporary construction positions.
Environmental Protection Agency is deciding if over 300 new chemicals can enter commerce. President Obama signed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act which reset the 90 day timeline. Testing for these chemicals will continue for another month and a half before any verdict is released.
The world is changing and so are the fuel prices. Scientists are working on an alternative fuel source using photosynthesis!
Chemistry is an important aspect of many jobs. Building materials like brick, wood and concrete use chemicals to create a stronger structure.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 was a historic day as President Barack Obama signed the bipartisan Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. Cal Dooley, President and CEO of the American Chemistry Council, released a statement of praise and support.