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What's New in P2?

PPRC's monthly news bulletin "What's New in P2?" has been published for over seven years. News items are frequently added to this page, and old stories are removed from the page after several weeks, or the event has been held, respectively. PPRC is pleased to make news headlines available in RSS .

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Building a Community on Polluted Land (11/20/2014)
Ex-Shipyard in Amsterdam Houses Shops and Offices

4 Workers Killed at DuPont Chemical Plant (11/18/2014)
Investigators from the Chemical Safety & Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) are in Texas probing an apparent chemical leak that killed four workers and injured a fifth at a DuPont plant in La Porte, Texas.

U.S. and China Reach Climate Accord After Months of Talks (11/14/2014)
China and the United States made common cause on Wednesday against the threat of climate change, staking out an ambitious joint plan to curb carbon emissions as a way to spur nations around the world to make their own cuts in greenhouse gases.

After Solyndra Loss, U.S. Energy Loan Program Turning A Profit (11/13/2014)
Program for investments in clean energy technologies is turning profit.

Are Toxics in Medical Devices Harming Premature Babies? (11/13/2014)
A potentially toxic chemical that is strictly regulated in children's toys is also used in abundance in neonatal intensive care units, where premature babies are often struggling to survive.

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Top Delinquent Mine Has Deadly Legacy
Ignoring health and safety violations leads to a horrific death.

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EPA awards $300,000 grant to entrepreneur to develop green polymers
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a $300,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant to Instrumental Polymer Technologies, LLC in Westlake Village, Calif. to produce low-cost, zero-emission polymers


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