REACH May Inspire TSCA Reforms In Coming Years

Law360, New York (September 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The European Union's tough REACH chemicals regulation has shed new light on long-standing and widespread concerns about weaknesses in the U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act, and spurred a growing demand for changes that give the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency stronger tools to crack down on potentially dangerous substances.

TSCA, a 30-year-old law that has never been amended, has long drawn criticism for its perceived failure to arm the EPA with sufficient authority to request information on new and existing chemicals or to challenge their purported safety....
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