Regan Reverses Trump Policy On Radioactive Byproduct Use In Roads

July 2, 2021
EPA Administrator Michael Regan has rescinded a controversial Trump-era policy that would have allowed the use of phosphogypsum (PG), a radioactive byproduct from fertilizer production, in federal road construction, citing technical flaws in the agency’s 2020 approval of a fertilizer industry request to allow such uses of PG. The move is winning praise from environmentalists, who are challenging the agency’s Trump-era policy in federal court and had also filed an administrative petition for reconsideration. “This is great news at a...

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