EPA To Analyze Impact Of Hazardous Waste Rule

Law360, New York (July 24, 2009, 1:25 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to consider the impact Bush-era changes to a hazardous waste rule would have on disadvantaged communities more likely to be situated near sources of contamination.

On Tuesday, EPA told the environmental law firm Earthjustice and other groups following the rulemaking that the agency planned to respond to concerns that it hadn't adequately considered the environmental justice impacts of the rule.

Changes made to the rule in October 2008 relaxed regulations for certain hazardous materials and reclassified them as recyclable waste....
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