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EPA skirts perchlorate rule deadline

October 29, 2018
EPA appears to have skirted, for now, a looming court-ordered deadline to publish a proposed drinking water standard for the rocket fuel ingredient perchlorate as the agency's recent request for the federal court to extend the Oct. 31 deadline by 6 months results in an automatic three-month extension or until the judge rules. The automatic extension is written into the agency's 2016 consent agreement with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), which sued EPA over its failure to propose a...

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