February 17, 2014 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
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February 17, 2014 Issue

Volume 92, Issue 7
February 17, 2014 Issue, Vol. 92 | Iss. 7
Chemical contamination of West Virginia drinking water system raises scientific, policy shortcomings
By Alexander H. Tullo
(pp. 10-15)
Science & Technology
Researchers watch real-time movements of memory-storage molecules inside living nerve cells (pp. 34-35)
ACS News
Annual conference and exposition on lab science will draw more than 17,000 attendees to the Windy City (pp. 41-43)
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Government & Policy

Regulators prepare for next wave of pesticides based on RNA interference
(pp. 29-31)
Chemical safety board splits on how to toughen, correct perceived flaws in refinery regulations
(pp. 25-28)
Chemical contamination of West Virginia drinking water system raises scientific, policy shortcomings
(pp. 10-15)


Brief essay and poem for every element combine to create satisfying exploration of humans’ relationships with matter
(pp. 37-39)