Chemicals

September 23, 2009 to September 24, 2009

E-Scrap 2009 Conference

Industry assessments, including analyses of stewardship systems and trends in the U.S. and Canada, e-scrap collection issues, recycling market factors, and legislative policy considerations.

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September 13, 2009 to September 16, 2009

Congress of the European Societies of Toxicology (EST)

Sessions will cover the REACH program; consumer chemicals and food contaminants; safety of herbal medicine; emerging pesticide issues related to human health; and environmental risk from human pharmaceuticals.

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Two Agencies Hide Neglect of Coal-Dam Safety with Secrecy

US EPA and Army Corps of Engineers say they "cannot make the list of 'high hazard' coal ash impoundment sites public," even though risk to communities exists -- like the December 2008 pond failure at the Kingston Fossil Plant in Tennessee.

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