Asbestos Risk Group Slams EPA's Bid To Avoid Tighter Rules

Law360 (September 22, 2020, 9:34 PM EDT) -- Asbestos awareness advocates on Tuesday slammed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's effort to dodge a suit pushing for stronger regulations, saying the agency is missing a chance to have a better understanding of asbestos through tighter reporting requirements.

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization told a California federal court that the EPA has an obligation under the Toxic Substances Control Act to obtain reasonably available information about asbestos for an informed evaluation of its risks, and said that not ensuring that it identified all asbestos import conditions misses an opportunity for greater knowledge about the dangerous mineral fiber.

The group also said...

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