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Toxic PCBs Linger In Schools; EPA, Lawmakers Fail To Act

October 16, 2019 / by

Tammy Weber and Martha Irvine /

Associated Press

EPN member Judith Enck, former EPA Regional Administrator for Region 2, was quoted in this article about contamination in public schools from PCB toxics, which have been long-neglected by EPA, as the agency quietly released recommendations for state action without taking any binding federal steps.

Toxic Chemicals Are Found In Blades Of Artificial Turf

October 10, 2019 / by

David Abel /

Boston Globe

Betsy Southerland, EPN member and former Director, Office of Science and Technology, EPA Office of Water, is quoted in this article about PFAS contamination and toxic chemicals in lawn and turf components, which has been linked to kidney cancer, endocrine disruption, and a range of diseases.

Trump Critics Press EPA To Address Advisors’ TSCA Evaluation Concerns

October 2, 2019 / by

Maria Hegstad and David LaRoss /

Inside EPA

EPN is mentioned in this article about increasing pressure on EPA to address concerns and follow the many recommendations in a recently released report from EPA’s Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals on the agency’s assessment of pigment violet 29 (PV29); it was the first completed draft risk assessment under the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

EPA Delays Tighter Air Limits for Carcinogen Ethylene Oxide (1)

September 14, 2019 / by

Amena Saiyid /

Bloomberg Environment

Stan Meiburg, EPN member and former EPA Deputy Regional Administrator in Region 4 and Region 6 and Acting Deputy Administrator, was quoted in this article about EPA’s reversal on ethylene oxide and its quiet announcement that it will further delay developing toxic pollution limits.

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