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December 9, 2023

Report Claims Chlor-Alkali Workers Face Asbestos Above OSHA Limit

October 20, 2022 at 6:57 PM
The non-profit outlet ProPublica is reporting chlor-alkali firms have long exposed workers to high chrysotile asbestos levels, including violations of OSHA’s permissible exposure limit (PEL), potentially undercutting the industry’s argument that it should be exempt from a proposed EPA rule banning use of the notorious carcinogen. In an Oct. 20 article , ProPublica cites interviews with a host of current and former chlor-alkali workers and union officials to argue that the firms OxyChem and Olin, two of the...

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