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PEER Petitions EPA To Phase Out Refiners’ Use Of Hydrogen Fluoride

August 26, 2019 at 5:01 PM
A government watchdog group is petitioning EPA to phase out the use of hydrogen fluoride (HF) at oil refining facilities under its Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and Clean Air Act (CAA) authorities, the latest in a series of actions to curb the use of the highly corrosive substance following several “near miss” incidents. Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), which represents state and federal environmental professionals, filed an Aug. 7 petition urging EPA “to promulgate regulations pursuant to TSCA...

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