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Deadly Chemical Plant Releases Violate Multiple Regulations

Air emissions violations can also trigger violations of emergency response and emergency planning regulations when those emissions can cause illness, injury, or death to workers or the public, as well as environmental damage. In one recent settlement, a large chemical manufacturing plant was cited for multiple violations following hazardous substance releases, resulting in costly fines and corrective action mandates.

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Conclusions from the TSCA Assessment of Dichloromethane

Commonly used chemicals may sometimes be perceived as safe simply because they are readily available. But recently, two such chemicals were assessed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Work Plan and the results are in. Yesterday, we looked at the risks from trichloroethylene (TCE) and today, we review methylene chloride or dichloromethane (DCM) used in paint strippers.

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