August 18, 2022
Industry Signals Hard-Line Stance Against TSCA Chrysotile Asbestos Ban
Major industry associations are calling on EPA to drop its proposed ban on current uses of chrysotile asbestos and instead agree that the notorious carcinogen can be “safe” with strong enough worker protections, signaling they may be uninterested in negotiating a phase-out even after previously backing legislation that would have imposed a ban. A July 8 letter from an array of chemical-sector, mining, and general-industry trade groups urges EPA chemicals chief Michal Freedhoff to withdraw the Toxic Substances Control Act...
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