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U.S. Senators Urge EPA to Advance Requirements for PBDEs

1:04 PM MDT | July 16, 2012 | Kara Sissell

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators is calling on EPA to move forward with pending requirements for polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) flame retardants, including submission of data related to EPA’s proposed “chemicals of concern” list and notification requirements for proposed expanded uses of certain substances. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D., NJ), who for months has been attempting to advance a bill that would amplify federal standards for overhauling the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), says efforts on the state and local level...

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