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U.S. Lawmaker Moves to Reverse TRI Changes, Levy Superfund Taxes

11:34 AM MST | February 20, 2009 | KARA SISSELL

Representative Frank Pallone (D., NJ) has introduced a bill that would rescind EPA’s 2006 changes to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and reinstate the original reporting threshold of 500 lbs/year of a given pollutant. The Toxic Right-to-Know Prevention Act would undo changes “that have seriously undermined the TRI,” Pallone says. Pallone: Changes undermined program. The changes would raise threshold levels, which define the amount of a given pollutant that triggers the TRI reporting requirement, to 5,000 lbs/year. They would also exempt...

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