Chemicals manufacturing

August 22, 2017 - 9:21 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's anti-trust watchdog said Tuesday that it has launched a probe into German chemical maker Bayer's planned acquisition of U.S. seed and weed-killer company Monsanto. The European Commission, which polices competition in Europe, said it has concerns that the merger...
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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 file photo, Pinot Noir grapes just picked are shown in a bin in Napa, Calif. California regulators say they're tightening the rules on a pesticide popular with farmers over new health concerns. The California Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, that it's targeting chlorpyrifos. Farmers use it to kill pests that attack many crops like grapes, almonds and cotton. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
August 18, 2017 - 7:56 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California is tightening the strictest rules in the nation on a pesticide that is popular with farmers over new health concerns, officials said Friday. Farmers use chlorpyrifos (klor-PHIR-e-fos) to kill pests that attack a wide variety of crops like grapes, almonds and cotton...
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August 16, 2017 - 5:58 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia official has ordered a supplier of pressurized gasses to pay $302,500 in civil penalties after a sheriff's deputy died from inhaling liquid nitrogen that leaked from one of its tanks. Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said Wednesday that...
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August 16, 2017 - 2:38 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia official has ordered a supplier of pressurized gasses to pay $302,500 in civil penalties after a sheriff's deputy died from inhaling liquid nitrogen that leaked from one of its tanks. Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said Wednesday that...
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Food safety expert Aurora Alexandru checks her phone at a chicken farm in Gaesti, southern Romania, Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. The European Union said Friday that it plans to hold an extraordinary meeting late next month over a growing tainted egg scandal as it revealed that products contaminated with an insecticide have now spread to 17 countries. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
August 11, 2017 - 3:08 pm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Latest on the contaminated egg scare in Europe (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Dutch media are reporting that a suspect in Europe's contaminated egg scandal is denying involvement and says he tipped off authorities last year about the use of the insecticide Fipronil by...
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In this photo taken Monday, Aug. 7, 2017 an egg is being extracted with a pipette in a laboratory of the Chemical and Veterinary Investigation Office in Krefeld, Germany. Dutch investigators detained two men Thursday who are suspected of being involved in the illegal use of pesticide at poultry farms that sparked a massive food safety scare in several European countries. (Marcel Kusch/dpa via AP)
August 11, 2017 - 9:27 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Latest on the contaminated egg scare in Europe (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Romania's food safety chief says there aren't any indications of more pesticide-tainted eggs in Romania, hours after officials incinerated a ton of pasteurized yolks. Geronimo Branescu,...
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In this photo taken Monday, Aug. 7, 2017 an egg is being extracted with a pipette in a laboratory of the Chemical and Veterinary Investigation Office in Krefeld, Germany. Dutch investigators detained two men Thursday who are suspected of being involved in the illegal use of pesticide at poultry farms that sparked a massive food safety scare in several European countries. (Marcel Kusch/dpa via AP)
August 11, 2017 - 7:57 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Latest on the contaminated egg scare in Europe (all times local): 1:55 p.m. The European Union says it wants to hold an extraordinary meeting late next month to discuss the egg contamination scandal. European Commission spokeswoman Mina Andreeva said Friday that a...
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In this photo taken Monday, Aug. 7, 2017 Eggs are kept fresh in an egg-box in a laboratory of the Chemical and Veterinary Investigation Office in Krefeld, Germany. Dutch investigators detained two men Thursday who are suspected of being involved in the illegal use of pesticide at poultry farms that sparked a massive food safety scare in several European countries. (Marcel Kusch/dpa via AP)
August 11, 2017 - 7:43 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — EU officials say 15 European Union members plus China and Switzerland have reported receiving contaminated eggs or egg products in a growing food scandal. Several producers in the Netherlands and Belgium are under investigation after eggs there were found to have been treated with a...
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In this photo taken Monday, Aug. 7, 2017 an egg is being extracted with a pipette in a laboratory of the Chemical and Veterinary Investigation Office in Krefeld, Germany. Dutch investigators detained two men Thursday who are suspected of being involved in the illegal use of pesticide at poultry farms that sparked a massive food safety scare in several European countries. (Marcel Kusch/dpa via AP)
August 10, 2017 - 10:21 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch investigators on Thursday detained two men suspected of being involved in the illegal use of pesticide at poultry farms that sparked a food safety scare in several European countries. The detentions and a series of coordinated raids in the Netherlands and Belgium...
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August 03, 2017 - 12:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — One day after 15 states sued him, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt backtracked on delaying Obama-era rules intended to reduce emissions of smog-causing air pollutants. Pruitt contended his agency was being more responsive than past administrations to states'...
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