EPA takes first step towards declaring ethylene oxide



By Clark Mindock (October 13, 2021, 7:01 p.m. EDT) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency takes first step toward expanding chemical reporting requirements for substances like ethylene oxide and announced on Wednesday that it had notified 31 facilities that they may soon need to report the releases.

The EPA called the move a “critical first step” towards expanding the agency’s toxic release inventory in what the Biden administration has called the agency’s new focus on justice. environmental.

The 31 contracted sterilization facilities across the country may also be required to report emissions of ethylene glycol, a substance produced by the use of ethylene oxide, and therefore may …

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