Senate Democrats Float EPA Asbestos Ban Bill Due To Fears Over Dourson

November 15, 2017
Eight Senate Democrats have introduced a bill seeking to ban asbestos -- even as EPA is working on a precedential risk evaluation of the substance under new responsibilities in the reformed Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) -- in part because of concerns that President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the agency's toxics office wouldn't ban its use. "The main context is the [Michael] Dourson nomination" to be the assistant administrator of EPA's Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, "the...

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