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Scope of U.S. Toxics Reform Legislation Concerns Industry

8:34 AM MDT | April 23, 2010 | Kara Sissell

Senator Frank Lautenberg (D., NJ) and Representative Bobby Rush (D., MI) have introduced bills aimed at reforming the U.S. Toxics Substances Control Act (TSCA). Both place the burden of proof on industry for ensuring the safety of its products as a condition for allowing them on the market, a profound change from the current law which requires EPA to prove a chemical is harmful before it can be restricted or banned. The bills also would give EPA an expedited process to reduce risks from substances that present the most concern. Industry executives support TSCA...

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