EPA Barred From Enforcing Nalco Stop-Sale Order

Law360, New York (May 19, 2011, 2:47 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge on Wednesday put a preliminary hold on a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency order blocking Nalco Co. from selling urea products, ruling that the order represented an arbitrary change from the agency's earlier stance.

For years, it was the EPA's position that Nalco's three major products to combat slime-causing microrganisms in pulp and paper mills — an ammonium sulfate product and two urea-based products — did not have to be registered under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, according to the suit....
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