Environmentalists Push Strict PCE Bans To Protect Fenceline Communities

August 28, 2023
Environmentalists and their allies are pressing EPA to tighten its proposed TSCA risk-management rule for perchloroethylene (PCE) in part by banning more uses of the solvent or even phasing it out entirely, arguing the current approach that focuses on worker-safety measures fails to protect fenceline communities from exposure. In comments on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) proposal, several environmental groups and others that support more stringent chemical rules argue that making continued use of PCE contingent on employers’ adoption...

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