From Inside TSCA

Environmentalists Press EPA To Tighten Community Protections In TCE Rule

November 15, 2023
Environmentalists used EPA’s first public webinar on its proposed TSCA ban on the common solvent trichloroethylene (TCE) to seek enhanced protections for fenceline communities, arguing that the rule’s strict workplace exposure limits would not sufficiently protect residents, especially when they live near facilities with extended phaseouts. During the Nov. 14 webinar, several environmentalists voiced overall support for the agency’s Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) proposal but warned that the rule offers no new safeguards for vulnerable communities in the period...

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