toxic substances control act

Congress Considers Reform of U.S. Chemicals Control Law

Congress Considers Reform of U.S. Chemicals Control Law

WASHINGTON, DC, February 26, 2009 (ENS) – The U.S. chemical regulatory system is failing to protect public health and the environment and is in dire need of reform, experts told a House panel Thursday. The legal hurdles of existing law make it virtually impossible for the federal government to limit or ban the use of…

Waste Company Would Import Mexican PCBs to Burn in Texas

Waste Company Would Import Mexican PCBs to Burn in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas, June 9, 2008 (ENS) – Environmental groups have filed comments and numerous related documents with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in opposition to a company’s application for authorization to import and burn polychlorinated biphenyls, PCBs, in Southeast Texas. Veolia Environmental Services proposes to import 20,000 tons of toxic liquid PCBs from Mexico to…