Volume 90 Issue 1 | p. 8 | News of The Week
Issue Date: January 2, 2012 | Web Date: January 5, 2012

EPA Asked To Delay Dioxin Assessment

Hazard Analysis: Industry group cites new law to justify its request
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: TCDD, dioxins, risk assessment, EPA

The American Chemistry Council, a chemical industry group, is asking the Environmental Protection Agency to change course on its assessment of the most potent form of dioxin. Such a move could further prolong completion of the assessment, which has been under way for more than 20 years.

In a Dec. 20, 2011, letter, ACC asked EPA to delay the release of its hazard assessment for 2,3,7,8-tetrachloro­dibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD). This pollutant causes cancer and . . .

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