Environmentalists Say EPA Must Heed OIG Call For Tougher EtO Air Rules

May 11, 2021
Environmentalists are urging EPA to drop its reluctance to pursue new health risk reviews that could spur the agency to tighten its existing air toxics rules for the solvent ethylene oxide (EtO) and synthetic rubber component chloroprene, backing calls from EPA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) for tougher action on emissions. One environmental attorney says that failure by EPA to follow the OIG’s advice would amount to “blatant disregard” for the health of communities located near sources of air toxics,...

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