EPA Denies Environmentalists’ TSCA Toxicity Testing Petition For 54 PFAS

January 8, 2021
EPA has denied a widely supported TSCA petition from environmental and environmental justice groups urging the agency to require the Chemours Company to conduct toxicity testing on 54 per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) detected near its North Carolina plant, arguing the petition was insufficiently supported and the testing too costly. “After carefully reviewing the petition, EPA has determined that the petition has not provided the facts necessary for the agency to determine for each of the 54 PFAS that existing...

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