Issue Date: January 2, 2012 | Web Date: January 5, 2012
EPA Asked To Delay Dioxin Assessment
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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