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.

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."

Source: InsideClimate News, 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.


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