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Court: Amazon Customers Can Sue over Lack of Toxic Warnings

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court has left intact a ruling that allows customers to sue Amazon.com for failing to warn buyers that some products it sells may contain hazardous substances such as mercury. The court in its …

Container Depot Fire Spotlights Bangladesh Industrial Safety

CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (AP) — Authorities in Bangladesh struggled Monday to determine the cause of a devastating fire that killed at least 41 people, including nine firefighters, and injured more than 100 others at a shipping container storage depot, as experts …

Chemours Shareholder Suit Over DuPont Spinoff Liabilities Dismissed

A Delaware judge dismissed a suit by Chemours Co. shareholders alleging directors misled them about the company’s financial health and legal liabilities when it was spun off from a predecessor of DuPont de Nemours Inc. Chemours shareholders can’t show misleading …

Turtle Carcasses Wash Ashore in Sri Lanka After Ship Fire

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Nearly a hundred carcasses of turtles with throat and shell damage, as well as a dozen dead dolphins and a blue whale, have washed ashore in Sri Lanka since a container ship burned and sank, …

Fire-Ravaged Ship Sinks, Prompting Sri Lankan Pollution Fear

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A container ship carrying chemicals sank off Sri Lanka’s capital on Thursday nearly a month after catching fire, raising concerns about a possible environmental disaster. The ship’s operator said the wreck of the Singapore-flagged X-Press …

Rough Seas Hamper Sri Lankan Divers Examining Sinking Ship

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Rough seas and poor underwater visibility are hampering navy divers who are trying to detect any fuel leakage from a fire-ravaged container ship carrying chemicals that is slowly sinking off Sri Lanka’s capital, officials said …

Data Recovered as Ship With Chemicals Sinking Off Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Experts recovered the data recorder of a fire-ravaged ship carrying chemicals that is slowly sinking off Sri Lanka’s capital, as salvage crews stood by to head off a possible environmental disaster, officials said Sunday. The …

North Carolina Native Honors Father With Toxic Exposure News Site

CAPE CARTERET, N.C. (AP) — When his father passed away from acute leukemia in 2008, Carteret County native Gavin Smith didn’t suspect it was related to toxic exposure. Five years later, he found out it likely was. Smith’s father, a …

Officials: Colorado Cattle Deaths Caused by Chemical in Hay

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — About 30 cattle died in Colorado last month after ingesting high levels of nitrates on a rancher’s property near Schriever Air Force Base, a veterinarian said. Dr. John Heikkila of Choice Veterinary Service examined the …

Bayer Takes Tough Stance In Glyphosate Settlement Talks Due To Downturn

FRANKFURT — Bayer said the economic downturn and the need to preserve cash means it is taking a tougher stance in talks to settle claims over accusations that its glyphosate-based weedkillers cause cancer, even as its earnings rose. The pandemic …