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Critics Hint At Suit On EPA Plan To Curb Workers’ Methylene Chloride Risks

June 12, 2019
Environmental and labor groups are suggesting they may sue the agency if it proceeds with its proposed training program for commercial users of paint-stripping products containing methylene chloride, charging the agency has failed to justify its approach after the Obama administration found the chemical posed unreasonable risks to workers. In its May 29 comments , the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) points out the Obama EPA identified risks to workers in its 2014 assessment of methylene chloride, and proposed banning the...

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