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EPA Urged To Expand Methylene Chloride Limits As Narrow Ban Adopted

November 26, 2019
As EPA’s ban on consumer uses of paint strippers containing methylene chloride (MC) takes effect, former officials and environmentalists are urging the agency to quickly adopt a host of emergency limits on other uses of the substance, citing EPA’s recent draft assessment that found many other uses pose “unreasonable risks” that must be addressed. In a Nov. 22 letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, the Environmental Protection Network (EPN), a group of EPA alumni opposed to many Trump EPA activities,...


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