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Web Date: September 2, 2011

Dioxins: More delays for EPA assessment of the chemical’s most hazardous form

Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: TCDD, dioxins, EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency’s assessment of the hazards from the most potent form of dioxin—a report that has been in the works for two decades—is facing still more delays. Now, EPA says it will split its analysis of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) into two parts—one to be released at the beginning of next year, and the other “as quickly as possible.”

Information from the assessment will guide federal and state regulators in setting cleanup requirements for areas . . .

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