August 7, 2020
House Eyes Asbestos Ban But Few Query Chlorine Sector’s PFAS Alternative
House Democrats’ bill to ban uses of asbestos appears to be advancing after state officials opened the door to a longer phase-out period for chlorine producers, but few involved in talks on the bill are discussing prospects that implementing any ban will eventually drive the sector to use an alternate technology that uses perflourinated chemicals. As such, the asbestos bill, H.R. 1603, could eventually encourage the chlor-alkali industry, one of the few -- and the largest -- remaining domestic users...
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