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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 …

Canada To Impose Speed Limits On Trains Carrying Dangerous Goods After Crash

OTTAWA/WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Canada said on Thursday it would impose temporary speed limits on trains hauling dangerous goods after a Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd crude oil train derailed and caught fire. The accident, which happened in the early hours of …

Bayer Shows Why Lawyers Earn More than Scientists: Viewpoint

Bayer AG hoped it could rely on science to establish the safety of its Roundup weedkiller. But it has clearly been no match for a good lawyer after a jury awarded more than $2 billion in damages to a couple …

Three Thought Dead After Silicon Plant Explosion in Illinois

AUKEGAN, Ill.–Three people missing after an overnight explosion and fire at an Illinois silicone plant are believed dead, authorities said Saturday. Waukegan Fire Marshal Steven Lenzi said crews suspended their search for three employees due to concerns about the stability …

French Court Finds Bayer’s Monsanto Liable for Farmer’s Sickness

PARIS/LYON — A French court has ruled that Monsanto was liable for the sickness of a farmer who inhaled one of its weedkillers, in another legal setback for the Bayer-owned business over health claims. In the latest stage of a …

Asbestos, Dry Cleaning Agent Among 10 Chemicals Under EPA Review

Under a congressional mandate, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing 10 chemicals to determine if they pose an unreasonable risk to human health or the environment and should be subject to additional regulation. They range from asbestos, which was …

Two Hospitalized in Minnesota After Incorrectly Mixing Chemicals

Two workers at a Hopkins, Minn., health club were rushed to the hospital after inhaling pool chemicals that were mixed incorrectly. First responders were called to LA Fitness Monday after the two men, ages 29 and 31, were having difficulty …

Officials Investigate What Led to Texas Plant Fire

Officials are still investigating how workers mixing chemicals at a plant south of Dallas led to a blaze that shot massive plumes of black smoke and bright orange flames into the sky, forcing residents to be evacuated for several hours …

9 Taken to Hospital Because of Fumes at Georgia McDonald’s

Authorities say nine people were taken to a hospital after firefighters found two customers unconscious inside a bathroom and others struggling to breathe at a McDonald’s restaurant outside Savannah, Ga. Pooler Fire Chief Wade Simmons said one of the customers …

Bus Fire in China Caused by Flammable Chemicals

A Chinese state media report says a fire on a double-decker bus that killed 41 people last month was caused by flammable chemicals that were being illegally transported on board. Xinhua News Agency says investigators found that the chemicals directly …