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ChemSec transparency lawsuit against ECHA ends in stalemate

ChemSec transparency lawsuit against ECHA ends in stalemate

EU court rules ChemSec was right asking for the names of the chemical manufacturers that produce SIN-list chemicals, but not the...

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ChemSec launch the Textile Guide

ChemSec launch the Textile Guide - A new tool to tackle chemicals in textiles

Up until now brand owners and other companies in the textile sector had to invest a lot of money in chemical expertise in order to produce toxic...

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A well-functioning authorisation process drives innovation

The authorisation process

Find the latest updates for ChemSec's authorisation work

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SINimilarity gets an extensive update

Free of charge chemistry tool empowers non-chemists

Non-profit ChemSec today reveals the updated SINimilarity tool.

The tool gives non-experts vital chemical...

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What´s your chemical footprint?

What´s your chemical footprint?

Nowadays it's common business practice to know and publish the corporate carbon footprint. And the "What you measure – you can manage" approach...

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DuPont Pays $US 3.3 Million for TSCA Violations

Chemical manufacturer DuPont has agreed to pay a penalty of 3.3 million US dollars to settle violations of the US chemicals law, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

TSCA requires companies to inform the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) when they have research demonstrating that a chemical could pose a substantial risk to human health and the environment.

DuPont failed to notify the EPA of 57 research studies indicating "substantial risk" indentified while testing chemicals for possible use as surface protection, masonry protection, water repellents, sealants and paints.

This is not the first time DuPont has paid big fines to the EPA. In 2005 the company paid a penalty of more than 10 million US dollars for failing to report the dangers of toxic chemicals, which was at that time the largest civil administrative penalty the EPA had ever obtained under any environmental statute.

EPA Press Release