$363 million verdict against Sterigenics in first trial over toxic gas emissions: ‘It’s been a long four years,’ plaintiff says – Chicago Sun-Times

The verdict exceeded the $346 million lawyers for plaintiff Sue Kamuda had asked for in closing arguments Thursday against Sterigenics, parent company Sotera Health and its corporate predecessor Griffith Foods. — Read on chicago.suntimes.com/news/2022/9/19/23356693/sterigenics-trial-verdict-willowbrook-damages-awarded-kamuda

PSM Safety Program – U.S. Chemical Safety Board

The desktop training application is available for download HERE. The application recreates the details of the Texas City refinery and takes the viewer through interactive training modules on each element of PSM. At the end of each module there is an opportunity to test your knowledge. CSB Interim Executive Steve Owens said, “This is a … Continue reading PSM Safety Program – U.S. Chemical Safety Board

CDC finds toxic weedkiller in 87 percent of children tested | Environmental Working Group

About 87 percent of 650 children tested had detectable levels of the ubiquitous and toxic herbicide glyphosate in their urine, according to a new analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. — Read on http://www.ewg.org/news-insights/news-release/2022/07/cdc-finds-toxic-weedkiller-87-percent-children-tested

Sacrifice Zones — ProPublica

Polluters are turning neighborhoods into “sacrifice zones” where residents breathe in carcinogens. The EPA allows it. We mapped the hot spots. — Read on http://www.propublica.org/series/sacrifice-zones

Biden plan puts chemical industry’s feet to the fire – POLITICO

The Biden administration laid out a sweeping strategy on Monday for grappling with widespread contamination from toxic “forever chemicals” that aims to stop future contamination at its source. The roadmap for dealing with the chemicals, known as PFAS, represents a marked contrast from that of the Trump administration, which struggled to reassure communities and legislators … Continue reading Biden plan puts chemical industry’s feet to the fire – POLITICO