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August 18, 2003
Volume 81, Number 33
CENEAR 81 33 p. 3

NEWS OF THE WEEK
NEW ELEMENT NAME
Transfermium element 110 will now be known as darmstadtium (Ds).
EPA CHIEF NOMINEE
Reactions are mixed to President Bush's pick, Utah Gov. Michael O. Leavitt.
WASTE RULING
Federal appeals court affirms EPA authority to regulate hazardous waste streams.
FALSE REPORTS
In wake of scandal, Japan's Mitsui Chemicals shutters plants.
CHEMICAL ARMS BURN
The Army is destroying rockets filled with sarin nerve gas in Anniston, Ala.
DRUG DISCOVERY EXPO
Regulatory reform, new technology expedite discovery of medicines.
CREDIT RISK
Pressures lead to deteriorating ratings for chemical companies.
HOT AND DRY
For industry in Europe, summer drought's impact is limited so far.
PURE HYDROGEN
Catalytic process gives H2 with little CO.

COVER STORY
ROCKET-FUELED RIVER
Perchlorate pollution has tainted the lower Colorado River, contaminating drinking water for millions of people and water used to irrigate crops in California.

BUSINESS
BUSINESS CONCENTRATES
CHEMICAL EARNINGS
Second-quarter results are boosted by a few firms.
DRUG EARNINGS
Despite two quarters of sound sales growth, earnings gains for the first half were not as healthy.
BIOPHARMACEUTICAL EARNINGS
Revenues and earnings continue strong growth in the second quarter.
BREEDING PROFITS
Codexis' technology improves the production of drugs by microorganisms and offers hopes of big profits.
WORKFORCE ISSUES
ACS president meets with petrochemical industry executives.

GOVERNMENT & POLICY
GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES
RAILROAD REFORM
Chemical industry tries to push legislation to increase rail competition.
INSIGHTS
Congress abruptly terminates Pentagon's futures market without looking closely at possible merits.

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY
SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES
PINHOLE LEAKS
Complex chemistry lies behind pitting in copper pipes.
JACS AT 125
In 1989, Colin Bain, Ralph Nuzzo, and George Whitesides functionalized self-assembled monolayers.

226TH ACS NATIONAL MEETING
TECHNICAL PROGRAM AND EXPOSITION
Highlights, listing of technical presentations, and description of exhibitors in New York City, Sept. 7-11.

ACS COMMENT
ACS'S NEXT CEO: AN UPDATE

THE DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR'S PAGE

LETTERS

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NEWS OF THE WEEK
NEW ELEMENT NAME

COVER STORY
PERCHLORATE POLLUTION

GOVERNMENT
RAILROAD REFORM

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
PINHOLE LEAKS

226TH ACS NATIONAL MEETING
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