Senate Unveils Chemical Regulation Overhaul

Law360, New York (April 15, 2010, 7:29 PM EDT) -- U.S. legislators unveiled a bill Thursday that would greatly expand the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to require testing of industrial chemicals and would place a new burden on chemical makers to show that those substances are safe in order to continue selling their products.

Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, D-N.J., chair of the Senate subcommittee on Superfund, toxics and environmental health, introduced the Safe Chemicals Act of 2010, which would overhaul the long-standing Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976.

Under the current law, the EPA is...
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