Ruling Opens Door To Toxic Reporting Exemptions For Other Solvents

May 12, 2005
A federal appellate ruling backing a chemical industry petition to exempt a widely used solvent from reporting under EPA's Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) could help industry seek similar exemptions for a host of other chemicals the agency has regulated because they pose an indirect public health threat by interacting in the environment. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled May 10 that the solvent methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) is not a "toxic" chemical as defined...

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