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Military Charges California Draft Toxicity Rule Conflicts With EPA Policy

October 10, 2017
A proposed rule in California that would mandate use of the state's toxicity criteria over less stringent federal criteria at cleanup sites is drawing opposition from the military, cities and others, with the Defense Department (DOD) charging the proposal conflicts with EPA waste office policy on the toxicity values used in remediation risk assessments. Various California-based citizen and environmental groups, however, support the state's proposal. The state's Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) proposed the rule , Toxicity Criteria for...

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