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Shell fined for explosions, gas leak at Dutch chemical plant

Jun. 17, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court has fined oil giant Shell 2.5 million euros ($2.8 million) for breaching Dutch labor and environmental laws in a case linked to two explosions and a gas leak at a chemical plant south of Rotterdam. The East Brabant court ruled Monday that Shell did not take...

Iran condemns new US sanctions on petrochemicals

Jun. 8, 2019 3:49 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has condemned new U.S. sanctions targeting its petrochemical industry, saying they prove President Donald Trump is not serious about pursuing negotiations. Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi was quoted by state TV on Saturday as saying the move amounts to "economic terrorism"...

DuPont loses appeal bid to keep Chemours lawsuit secret

Jun. 7, 2019 7:48 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A judge has denied the DuPont Co.'s request to approve an appeal to Delaware's Supreme Court of an order directing the unsealing of a complaint filed against the company by chemical manufacturer Chemours. Friday's ruling involves a lawsuit filed last month by Chemours relating to its...

US hits Iran with new sanctions; petrochemicals targeted

Jun. 7, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday hit Iran with new sanctions that target its largest petrochemical company for providing support to the Revolutionary Guard Corps. The Treasury Department imposed sanctions on the Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company and 39 of its subsidiaries...

Warsaw's plastic palm tree 'dies' to mark climate threat

Jun. 7, 2019 9:40 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A giant plastic palm tree that has become an artistic symbol of Warsaw has "died" as part of a stunt to draw attention to climate change. Residents were surprised to see this week that the popular tree's leaves had turned gray and were drooping, causing a buzz on social media. "I...

5 Delaware residents sue firms over water contamination

Jun. 5, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

BLADES, Del. (AP) — Five Delaware residents whose water supply was contaminated by chemicals linked to health issues ranging from cancer to infertility are suing companies that manufactured the chemicals. The News Journal of Wilmington reports the Sussex County residents say they have high blood levels of...

Illinois, Lake County sue silicone plant after fatal blast

Jun. 4, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois and Lake County are suing the owner of a Chicago-area silicone factory that exploded last month, seeking to force the company to identify the nature and extent of chemical pollution in the area and limit the environmental impact of the deadly blast. Attorney General Kwame...

Perk up: California says coffee cancer risk insignificant

Jun. 3, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California officially gave its blessing to coffee Monday, declaring the beverage does not pose a "significant" cancer risk. The rule, proposed a year ago by regulators, means coffee won't have to carry ominous warnings that the beverage may be bad for you. The state took the rare move...

Poland Spring to use 100% recycled plastic for bottles

Jun. 3, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Poland Spring announced Monday a plan to use 100% recycled plastic for all its noncarbonated water containers, a move that comes amid growing concern about plastic pollution. The Maine-based company said the effort kicks off this month with 1-liter bottles. By 2022, the company plans...

Britain's Ineos to invest $2 billion in Saudi plants

Jun. 3, 2019 5:55 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — British petrochemicals maker Ineos is investing $2 billion to build three plants in Saudi Arabia, as western companies appear to be shedding their reluctance to do business with the kingdom following the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents in Turkey last year....