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Alaska Group Challenges EPA’s Flame Retardant Analysis, Findings

Oct. 19, 2020, 8:02 PM

A nonprofit group from Alaska wants the Ninth Circuit to review the EPA’s analysis of three flame retardants, saying the risk evaluation violated the country’s primary chemicals law and the resulting regulations would be too weak.

The Alaska Community Action on Toxics petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Oct. 16 to challenge the conclusions the Environmental Protection Agency reached as part of its final evaluation of three flame retardants’ potential to injure people or the environment.

The group of chemicals is known by the commercial name under which the flame retardants are sold: hexabromocyclododecane, or ...

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