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EPA Training Program Hints At Retreat From Obama-Era Paint Stripper Ban

January 08, 2019
Environmentalists fear a proposed EPA training program to limit commercial exposures to methylene chloride in paint strippers hints at a retreat from an Obama-era plan to prohibit the use outright, suggesting the agency will instead finalize a scaled-back ban that will allow some paint-stripping uses of the chemical despite potential risks to workers. Such an approach would be a win for paint stripper manufacturers who said in comments on the Obama administration's January 2017 proposed ban on certain uses of...

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