| Oct 3, 2008
Who's in it: The Dow Chemical Co.
Who put it there: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
For what: Pollution law violations at the company's latex and Styrofoam insulation plant in Ledyard. The EPA said the plant failed to repair leaking valves that...
| May 2, 2008
SAGINAW, Mich.—The battle over dioxin contamination in this economically stressed region had been raging for years when a top Bush administration official turned up the pressure on Dow Chemical to clean it up.
On Thursday, following months of...
| Jun 24, 2008
| 8:21 AM
In his Pulitzer Prize-winning history, "Freedom From Fear," an account spanning the Great Depression and World War II, David M. Kennedy takes note of a special session of Congress called by Franklin Roosevelt in late 1937, two years after the passage of...
| Jul 5, 2009
The past few weeks in Louisiana have demonstrated there are certain things economic developers armed with the taxpayers' checkbook can accomplish, and others they can do little about, especially during the current recession.
And in this era, risk and...
| Jul 8, 2009
Upon recommendation from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Louisiana State Police, The St. Charles Parish Department of Emergency Preparedness has lifted all protective actions related to...
| Jul 15, 2009
Health Impacts Linger
( New Orleans) Reports made by Dow Chemical to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) show that last week's accident involving ethyl acrylate was the third ethyl acrylate release since October 2008. The reports,...
| Aug 20, 2009
Earlier this week, 39 News told you about all the flags in Brazoria. They're being put up in honor or our service men fighting overseas. They say the flags won't come down until every man and woman comes home from the war on terror.
The 39 News story has...
| Jul 13, 2010
| 4:36 PM
The announcement coming Friday in New York about the newest International Olympic Committee global sponsor should be a big part of helping the U.S. Olympic Committee resolve its ongoing problems with the IOC over global sponsorship money. The new sponsor....
| Nov 12, 2008
Students from Christian Brothers School will be the first to welcome the return of a Ferris wheel at City Park. The attraction at the park's amusement area has been out of service since Hurricane Katrina, and it will come back to life during a grand...
| May 24, 2010
Road construction projects everywhere may face more delays after manufacturers announce a world-wide shortage in a chemical compound called MMA or methyl methacrylate, which gives road paint and traffic signs that reflective quality at night.
| Jun 18, 2010
| 9:11 AM
Four Michigan companies--including one in Ottawa County's West Olive--will split $6.6 million in federal funds to spur the development of energy-efficient technologies.
Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act...