Groups Say EPA Must Reexamine Legacy Asbestos Risks

Law360 (May 18, 2021, 5:00 PM EDT) -- Public health and environmental groups want to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reevaluate the risks of legacy asbestos uses, telling a California federal court Tuesday the agency has basically ignored an earlier Ninth Circuit ruling on the matter.

The group of more than a dozen health experts and environmental groups told the California federal court that the EPA has already identified asbestos as a chemical worth regulating due to its severe health risks, but that it has failed to take a true accounting of the risks posed by asbestos found in products that once contained the chemical but are...

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