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Senate Panel Passes TSCA Reform Bill

10:18 AM MDT | July 25, 2012 | Kara Sissell

The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works has passed a bill that would overhaul the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the first Congressional vote on TSCA since the 1976 law took effect. The bill, sponsored by Senator Frank Lautenberg (D., NJ), is a “major milestone in our effort to fix America’s broken system for regulating toxic chemicals,” Lautenberg says. The legislation passed today contains substantial changes to the prior version of the bill, including a revised process for prioritizing chemicals and streamlined data...

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