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May 29, 2020

EPA Expands Asbestos SNUR While Curbing Risk Evaluation, Irking Critics

May 3, 2019 at 5:00 PM
EPA's recently finalized rule regulating renewed uses of asbestos expanded the number of applications subject to regulation but cut some of those applications from a related risk evaluation of existing uses, angering critics who say the agency is further narrowing any future toxics rule on existing uses and shows why a total ban on asbestos is needed. Robert Sussman, a former EPA deputy administrator who is now counsel to the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), describes it as the “shrinking...

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