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Trial Lawyers Question EPA's Decisions Narrowing Asbestos Assessment

November 06, 2017
A group representing trial lawyers is joining environmentalists and health advocates in urging EPA to expand the legacy and continuing uses of asbestos the agency plans to assess, as well as mineral types, suggesting they may bring new civil suits against manufacturers if the agency does not address those uses' potential risks to workers. EPA's asbestos scoping document “reads like an excuse by EPA not to ban or further regulate asbestos. By narrowing the range of minerals EPA will consider...

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