Exclusion Of 'Legacy' Uses From TSCA May Limit Cleanups, Critics Tell EPA

July 19, 2017
EPA is drawing criticism from its children's health advisors and a Region 9 official over its decision to preclude legacy uses of chemicals, such as asbestos, in finished products from review under the new Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), bolstering criticisms from environmentalists who say they may sue the agency over its approach. During a July 18 meeting of EPA's Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC), several panelists objected to EPA's exclusion of legacy uses from the scope of the...

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