Chemicals

After Secrecy Claims, Bayer's Own Lapses Revealed as Biggest Threat

A U.S. Chemical Safety Board public hearing, delayed for a month due to Bayer's pleas for secrecy, finds lack of safety to be contributing factors to the 'accident' that killed two at an Institute, WV, plant in August 2008.

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"Trade Secrets" — Largely Untested Grounds for Toxic Secrecy

Witnesses at a House Energy Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection hearing in February said excessive and unjustified claims of "confidential business information" dampen EPA's efforts to regulate commonly used chemicals.

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