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CASAC Panel Supports EPA's Softening Of Sulfur Oxides Risk Assessment

March 20, 2017
Members of an EPA Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) panel are supporting the agency's decision to soften some of its risk assessment's conclusions on the adverse health effects of sulfur oxides (SOx) emissions after earlier faulting EPA for overstating risks, suggesting the agency might not seek to tighten its SOx air limits. The panel held a March 20 call to discuss EPA's second-draft integrated science assessment (ISA) that will inform the agency as it considers whether to strengthen, maintain...

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