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Lawmakers Continue Push For PFAS Provisions In Military Spending Bill, Draw Trump Veto Threat

July 10, 2019 / by

Kyle Bagenstose /

Burlington County Times

Bill Muno, EPN member and former Superfund Director in EPA Region 5, was quoted in this article about a Congressional effort to attach provisions that would require EPA action on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the next two years to a must-pass military spending bill. This article also ran in the Bucks County Courier Times.

Sterigenics Moves To Upgrade Shuttered Device Sterilization Plant

June 27, 2019 / by

Nancy Crotti /

Medical Design & Outsourcing

EPN member Penny Fenner-Crisp, former Senior Science Advisor to the Director, EPA Office of Pesticide Programs, was quoted in this article about an Illinois medical device sterilization plant that was closed for violating ethylene oxide emissions requirements. New federal guidelines for ethylene oxide are expected this summer, with the Illinois plant upgrading its controls in an attempt to demonstrate compliance.

Looming EPA Ethylene Oxide Rules Hang Over Device Supply Chain

June 25, 2019 / by

David Lim /

MedTech Drive

EPN member Penny Fenner-Crisp, former Senior Science Advisor to the Director, EPA Office of Pesticide Programs, is quoted in this article about a medical device disinfectant, ethylene oxide, that was found to have carcinogenic effects, which could lead to potential new regulations that could ban or limit the use of such a chemical.

EPA Advisers Slam Agency Lack of Data on Safety of Pigment

June 20, 2019 / by

Pat Rizzuto /

Bloomberg Environment

Gary Timm, EPN member and former EPA Chief of the Chemical Testing Branch of the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, is quoted in this article about EPA’s lack of scientific evidence to support the conclusion that PV29 poses no unreasonable threat.

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