Green Groups Doubt EPA Methylene Chloride Risk Evaluation

Law360 (July 17, 2020, 4:19 PM EDT) -- Green groups teamed up with the United Steelworkers union on Thursday to challenge the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's recently published risk evaluation for methylene chloride, saying the EPA underestimated the chemical's negative impacts.

The EPA improperly found in its Toxic Substances Control Act evaluation, released in June, that methylene chloride does not present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment "under certain conditions of use" and failed to consider uses and exposure pathways, the Sierra Club and other groups said in a petition to review the agency's evaluation.

"Instead of protecting workers from one of the most dangerous...

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