September 22, 2023
Unions Say EPA’s Proposed PCE Rule Relies Too Much On PPE For Workers
Labor and environmental groups are pressing EPA to tighten its proposed rule limiting industrial use of perchloroethylene (PCE) in part by banning more uses of the solvent or even phasing it out entirely, saying the agency is relying too much on personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect workers while also neglecting risks to fenceline communities. In comments on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) proposal, unions and others that support more stringent chemical restrictions argue that despite making continued use...
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