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ACC Urges Commerce Department To Target Obama-Era EPA's TCE Policy

April 07, 2017
Chemical manufacturers are urging the Commerce Department (DOC) to curtail Obama-era EPA guidance backing prompt action at sites contaminated with trichloroethylene (TCE) to protect workers and others from the solvent's novel risk of cardiac birth defects, arguing the guidance unnecessarily raises costs and is scientifically unjustified. EPA's waste office in an Aug. 27, 2014, memo to regional Superfund directors backed "early or interim" action "to eliminate, reduce, or control the [TCE] hazards posed by a site." The memo backed EPA...

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