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Police in China Detain Chemical Plant Employees After Explosion Kills 47

HONG KONG — The police on Friday detained personnel from a chemical plant in eastern China after an explosion killed at least 47 people, setting off an inferno that firefighters battled through the night and raising fears of toxic [...]

Former Koch official runs EPA chemical research

Democratic lawmakers and environmentalist say the prevalence of administration officials who came from the chemicals industry contributes to its hands-off approach to the chemicals. | AP Photo/Lynne Sladky ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT Previously [...]

U.N. Report Left Out Damning Details on Syria Chemical Attack

[unable to retrieve full-text content] An early draft of the report on the recapture of rebel-held Damascus suburbs contained information about chemical attacks omitted from the final version. Source: NYT > World
White House, EPA headed off chemical pollution study
Discussions about how to address the HHS study involved EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s chief of staff and other top aides, including a chemical industry official [...]
Chemical Weapons Experts Blocked From Site of Syria Attack, Officials Say
The office of the United Nations Secretary General had no immediate response to that claim, which Western diplomats refuted. The O.P.C.W. declined to comment, and did not even say whether its inspectors had reached Douma, saying in a [...]
U.S., Britain and France Strike Syria Over Suspected Chemical Weapons Attack
While Mr. Trump vowed as recently as last week to pull American troops out of Syria, he said he would remain committed to the goal of preventing further chemical attacks. KURDISH CONTROL ISIS CONTROL REBEL CONTROL GOVERNMENT CONTROL Deir [...]
U.S. Says Syria Has Used Chemical Weapons at Least 50 Times During War
“Our president has not yet made a decision about possible action in Syria,” Ms. Haley told the council. “But should the United States and our allies decide to act in Syria, it will be in defense of a principle on which we all agree.” The [...]
Dozens Suffocate in Syria as Government Is Accused of Chemical Attack
Photo A video image of toddlers after a suspected chemical attack in the rebel-held Syrian suburb of Douma on Sunday. Credit Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, via Associated [...]
Russia, Praised for Scrapping Chemical Weapons, Now Under Watchdog’s Gaze
If the dispute escalates, however, Britain could request a so-called challenge inspection of Russian laboratories to look for signs of Novichok production — a measure that has never been invoked in the monitoring group’s 21-year history. [...]
U.N. Links North Korea to Syria’s Chemical Weapon Program
Neither the report’s authors nor members of the United Nations Security Council who have seen it would comment, and neither would the United States’ mission to the international agency. The eight experts who make up the panel all [...]