EPA proposes to add sixteen new chemicals to the toxics release inventory list By Robert Joyce


For the first time in more than a decade, EPA has proposed to add more than a dozen chemical to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) list. Each of the new additions is believed by EPA to cause cancer in humans insofar as each has been classified by the National Toxicology Program (NTP) in their Report on Carcinogens as “reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen.” Four of the newly-listed chemicals are polycyclic aromatic compounds (PACs) that, according to EPA are persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic. PACs are expected to persist in the environment for a significant period of time and are not readily destroyed.

Those four listed PACs are...

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