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Clovis sues Dow, Shell Oil over fouled water

Clovis is suing two chemical manufacturing giants over the toxic remains of a farm fumigant found in drinking-water wells around the community of nearly 100,000 people. This is not the first time Dow Chemical and Shell Oil have been sued in the Valley over contamination from fumigants. Fresno, Sanger and Livingston won multimillion-dollar settlements from Dow and Shell in the 1990s over the chemical dibromochloropropane, or DBCP.

City takes on companies after farm fumigant found in wells.

By Mark Grossi – The Fresno Bee Friday, Feb. 10, 2012 | 10:22 PM

Clovis is suing two chemical manufacturing giants over the toxic remains of a farm fumigant found in drinking-water wells around the community of nearly 100,000 people.

The case will be watched closely by other San Joaquin Valley cities also suing over the same contamination. Clean-water advocates fear this powerful and unregulated chemical, which has been linked to cancer, has been in wells throughout the region for years. read more

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Kuwait eyes Shell, Dow Chem for China refinery JV

BEIJING, June 3 (Reuters) - Kuwait Petroleum Corp (KPC) is considering Royal Dutch Shell and Dow Chemical Co as possible partners in a refinery it intends to build as a joint venture with Sinopec in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong, a senior KPC executive said on Tuesday.

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Banana workers’ pesticide award invalid, Dow says

Nicaraguan banana plantation workers are “hoping a U.S. court will get them a $468 million default judgment against Dow Chemical Co., Dole Food Co. Inc. and Shell Chemical Co. that was awarded to them by a court in Managua.

The Facts, Front Page article, Wed May 28, 2003 Clute, Texas

By Michael Baker

Nicaraguan banana plantation workers are “hoping a U.S. court will get them a $468 million default judgment against Dow Chemical Co., Dole Food Co. Inc. and Shell Chemical Co. that was awarded to them by a court in Managua.

The 586 banana workers allege they were injured by a pesticide, dibtomochloropropane, made by Dow and Shell and used on Dole’s banana plants in the 1960s and ’70s. The chemical was used to control microscopic worms that attacked the root systems of banana trees, Dow spokesman Scot Wheeler said. read more

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Pesticide exposure limitations sought

The federal government wants permanent rules to reduce worker exposure to DBCP, a pesticide found to cause sterility in males and stomach cancer in laboratory animals. Dow Chemical Co. and Shell Oil Co., suspended production and recalled all DBCP products.

The Bee: Danville Va., Wed Nov 2, 1977 page 5-A

WASHINGTON (AP) – The federal government wants permanent rules to reduce worker exposure to DBCP, a pesticide found to cause sterility in males and stomach cancer in laboratory animals.

The Occupational Health and Sorely Administration proposed Tuesday that the chemical be allowed in one part per billion of factory air during an eighthour work day.

A temporary standard allows 10 parts per billion.

The proposal would ban eye and skin contact with the chemical, which is also known as dibromochloropropaoc. The chemical, a yellow liquid, was widely used in crops to kill nematode worms, which eat root tips.

The Environmental Protection Agency banned its use on food crops in September. The two principal manufacturers, Dow Chemical Co. and Shell Oil Co., suspended production and recalled all DBCP products. read more

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Dow links chemical to low fertility

Studies conducted at Shell Chemical Co. and Dow Chemical Co. plants of workers exposed to the chemical dibromochloropropane, or DBCP, indicate numerous cases of low fertility and several instances of sterility.

The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. Friday October 21, 1977 page 12

Wall Street Journal

Ottaway News Service

CINCINNATI- Studies conducted at Shell Chemical Co. and Dow Chemical Co. plants of workers exposed to the chemical dibromochloropropane, or DBCP, indicate numerous cases of low fertility and several instances of sterility.

These studies were undertaken this summer In conjunction with the discovery of low fertility among pesticide formulators at an Occidental Petroleum Corp. unit’s Lathrop, California, plant.  Dow Chemical supplied the unit, Occidental Chemical Co., with DBCP to make Occidental’s soil-fumigant products. Shell, an affiliate Royal Dutch Shell Group, also makes DBCP. read more

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Shell workers show low levels of sperm

Shell’s medical director, Dr. R. E. Joyner, said that the tests should not be interpreted as meaning the workers were sterile.

30 Aug 1977

DETROIT (AP) – Shell Chemical Co. says some of its workers exposed to the pesticide DBCP show low levels of sperm. Shell is the second manufacturer and third chemical company to report the phenomenon.

Like the other manufacturer, Dow Chemical Co., Shell said it was urging distributors to return stocks of DBCP and “further that they assist in the return of product in the hands of dealers and growers.”

An announcement from Houston, which Shell said was made Friday but which was received here only today, said 16 of 21 employes tested showed sperm counts “lower than would normally be expected.” read more

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