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Environmentalists Say TRI Data Shows Facilities Dodged PFAS Reporting

July 30, 2021
Environmentalists say early Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) shows that EPA is improperly allowing all but 38 facilities nationwide to claim “de minimis” exemptions from reporting, limiting data that officials could use to craft TSCA and other rules for the chemicals. While it stops short of calling EPA’s application of TRI unlawful, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) says the agency has allowed industry to avoid reporting PFAS releases if they make up less than...

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