EPA Board Backs Mont. Asbestos Report Over Industry Fears

Law360, New York (July 12, 2012, 6:59 PM EDT) -- A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency science advisory panel offered qualified support Wednesday for the agency's draft assessment on asbestos hazards at a Montana site, overriding the objections of industry groups, who worry the findings will be used to ban less harmful asbestos-like material nationwide

In a draft report of its own, the EPA's Science Advisory Board said it supported the way the EPA derived the inhalation reference concentration value for asbestos found in rocks and ore from mountains near Libby, Mont.

In this instance, the reference...
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