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Hack Exposes Vulnerability of Cash-Strapped U.S. Water Plants

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A hacker’s botched attempt to poison the water supply of a small Florida city is raising alarms about just how vulnerable the nation’s water systems may be to attacks by more sophisticated intruders. Treatment plants …

Suits Challenge Emissions by Georgia Sterilizing Company

ATLANTA — Homeowners in Georgia have filed a lawsuit over emissions of a chemical used by a company that sterilizes medical equipment. The Journal-Constitution reports that the attorney for the couple who filed the suit says it’s the first of …

Bayer Effort to Settle Roundup Cancer Cases Slowed By COVID-19

Bayer AG is blaming the spread of the coronavirus for slowing negotiations aimed at resolving lawsuits that claim its controversial Roundup weedkiller causes cancer and is asking consumers to settle for less, according to people familiar with the talks. The …

Bayer’s Other Legal Mess: An Old Liability Many Have Forgotten

The widening legal nightmare over Roundup weedkillers isn’t the only potential multi-billion-dollar liability Bayer AG inherited last year when it acquired Monsanto Co. While thousands of damage claims over Roundup have grabbed headlines and hogged the attention of investors, the …

Bayer Dangles $5.6 Billion Olive Branch to Roundup Critics

Bayer AG will pump about 5 billion euros ($5.6 billion) of its research and development budget into alternatives to its weedkiller glyphosate over the next decade as it battles more than 13,000 lawsuits claiming the herbicide causes cancer. Trying to …

4 Hurt in Chemical Leak at Maryland Paper Mill

NewPage Corp. says it’s investigating a chemical leak that sent four workers at its western Maryland paper mill to hospitals for evaluation. Authorities told the Cumberland Times-News that the workers suffered respiratory distress from chlorine dioxide that leaked from a …

Security Firm: Hackers Hit Chemical Companies

Cyber attacks traced to China targeted at least 48 chemical and military-related companies in an effort to steal technical secrets, a U.S. computer security company said Tuesday, adding to complaints about pervasive Internet crime linked to this country. The targets …

Indiana Insulation Warehouse Burns into Night

A fire at an insulation warehouse in Fort Wayne burned through the night after firefighters stopped spraying it with water in order to limit the spread of chemical-contaminated runoff. The blaze at Momper Insulation was reported late Sunday morning, sending …

CSB Releases Video of Deadly West Virginia Chemical Leak

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board released a video depicting a deadly chemical leak at a DuPont plant in Belle last year and said Thursday the final investigation report should remind every manufacturer to make safety a priority. The report formalizes …

Thais Say Toxic Exposure May Have Killed Tourists

An investigation into the mysterious deaths of five foreign tourists and a Thai tour guide in hotels in northern Thailand suggests a link to toxic chemical exposure but has failed to determine exactly what killed them, the government said Tuesday. …