March 9, 2009 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
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March 9, 2009 Issue

Volume 87, Issue 10
March 9, 2009 Issue, Vol. 87 | Iss. 10
The global economic crisis has hurt Chinese exporters, but business is still humming in a wide range of sectors
By Jean-François Tremblay
(pp. 9-13)
Government & Policy
Graniteville disaster could help cities prepare for widespread toxic exposure (pp. 21-23)
ACS News
Salary gains and steady employment for chemists mark 2008 survey (pp. 36-40)
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Government & Policy

Graniteville disaster could help cities prepare for widespread toxic exposure
(pp. 21-23)
Congress scrutinizes Toxic Substances Control Act with an eye toward reforming the statute
(pp. 24-25)
Acting commissioner looks to restore science, transparency in public health decisions


By shouldering a sizable teaching load, lecturers have become an indispensable part of chemistry departments
(pp. 32-34)

Science & Technology

Schools find that identification and communication are key to managing waste safely
(pp. 29-30)
High-quality detection takes the label-free, single-molecule technique closer to reality
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Career & Employment

Stimulus bill may energize employment in renewable energy
(pp. 51-52)