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PEER Eyes Suit After EPA Denies TSCA Petition To Ban Hydrofluoric Acid

November 05, 2019
A government watchdog group is weighing a lawsuit against EPA after the agency denied its petition seeking to ban the refinery chemical hydrofluoric acid (HF) under its Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and Clean Air Act authorities, with the agency saying the group failed to provide sufficient facts to support a ban. “EPA has decided it will not act until a lawsuit forces it to, which sets a dangerously low bar for public safety,” says Tim Whitehouse, executive director of...

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