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Senate Democrats Float EPA Asbestos Ban Bill Due To Fears Over Dourson

November 21, 2017
Senate Democrats have introduced a bill seeking to ban asbestos -- even as EPA is working on a precedential risk evaluation of the substance under new responsibilities in the reformed Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) -- in part because of concerns that President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the agency's toxics office wouldn't ban use of the substance often blamed for risks to workers. "The main context is the [Michael] Dourson nomination" to be the assistant administrator of EPA's Office...

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