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Albemarle Endorses EPA Amendment of SNUR for PBDEs

1:05 PM MDT | July 17, 2012 | Lindsay Frost

Albemarle has announced their support of the EPA’s movement to address polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) flame retardants by amending the Significant New Use Rule (SNUR) that would require full evaluation of the health and safety effects of PBDE. The amendment of SNUR would also require companies to submit notification to the EPA explaining what new activities the chemical will be used for, and why it is necessary. "Albemarle supports the EPA proposal to amend the PBDE SNUR to designate manufacturing, importing, or processing of decaBDE for...

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