EPA Expands Scope Of Sterilizers’ Ethylene Oxide Reporting Under TRI

October 13, 2021
EPA is expanding the number of sterilization facilities currently required to report their emissions of the industrial solvent ethylene oxide (EtO) to the agency’s Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), responding to environmentalists’ pressure to expand reporting and eventually building the case for tougher air regulations for the chemical. The agency Oct. 13 announced it has sent letters to 31 commercial sterilization facilities, informing them that they are under consideration for mandatory reporting of EtO emissions under the TRI. The plants have...

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