EPA’s Asbestos Deal Broadens TSCA Evaluation’s Focus On Impurities

October 18, 2021
EPA’s recently announced settlement with environmentalists setting terms for “part 2” of its TSCA asbestos review commits the agency to consider risks from what could be an expansive list of materials including fibers that appear as impurities in talc and other minerals, mirroring the scope of lawmakers’ latest draft bill to ban the substance. The agency’s Oct. 15 agreements resolving litigation over the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSAC) legacy asbestos evaluation require it to at least propose assessing “richterite-asbestos and...

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