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September 19, 2011 Issue

Volume 89, Issue 38
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September 19, 2011 Issue, Vol. 89 | Iss. 38
Developers of new polymers are trying to avoid the hazards that have made success difficult for many of their predecessors
By Alexander H. Tullo
(pp. 10-14)
Features
Government & Policy
Coal-fired electrical power plants face an uncertain future (pp. 22-23)
Science & Technology
ACS Meeting News: Symposium explores the benefits and challenges of recycling PET (pp. 30-32)
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Government & Policy

Coal-fired electrical power plants face an uncertain future
(pp. 22-23)
ACS Meeting News: Litigation hobbles already beleaguered federal agencies
(pp. 24-25)
EPA explains how it will select set of substances for assessment, possible regulation
(pp. 26-27)

Education

ACS Meeting News: Thymine polymer project at Simmons College helps integrate lab instruction and research
(pp. 34-35)