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TSCA Reform: Enhance Rather than OverHaul

9:52 AM MDT | March 24, 2009 |

Joe Acker, president of Socma

The first of what could be many Congressional hearings on the topic of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform was held in late February, 2009. Some that testified at the hearing believe a sweeping overhaul of the system is necessary. Socma agrees that certain aspects of the TSCA program could be improved, but does not believe that implementing a program like Europe’s Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) initiative would lead to greater protection of human health and the environment. This position was presented very...

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