Chemicals

SEJ Urges Agency Openness During National Spill Crises

At the Spills of National Significance (SONS) Draft Communications Strategy forum on June 8, and in a June 30 letter, SEJ urged SONS communicators to release data fully and promptly, to acknowledge uncertainties and gaps, and to give journalists good access to officials, experts and places.

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Near Fracking Center, Drinking Water Has More Chemicals and Carcinogens

"Drinking water wells in Texas counties that are home to intensive hydraulic fracturing operations contain elevated levels of more than two dozen metals and chemicals, including carcinogens, according to a new study in Environmental Science & Technology."

06/22/2015
November 1, 2015

DEADLINE: James T. Grady-James H. Stack Award for Interpreting Chemistry for the Public

The award, sponsored by the American Chemical Society, honours reporting directly to the public, which materially increases the public's knowledge and understanding of chemistry, chemical engineering, and related fields. $5,000 cash prize plus up to $2,500 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed.

Group Wins Suit To Disclose Fracking in Gulf of Mexico

The Center for Biological Diversity filed a Freedom of Information Act request for documents on offshore Gulf fracking, and was refused by two Interior Department offshore drilling agencies, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. CBD sued, and the lawsuit was settled June 2, 2015.

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