EPA Gets Heat Over Proposed Waste Permit

Law360, New York (July 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A group of Democratic lawmakers urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday to prevent a French company from sending a chemical that has been linked to serious health problems to the United States to be incinerated in Texas.

The EPA has proposed granting Veolia ES Technical Solutions an exemption that would allow it to import up to 20,000 tons of polychlorinated biphenyls waste from Mexico to be disposed of in the company's Port Arthur, Texas, facility.

That facility already has a history of straying from...
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