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Arrows Shot at EPA From All Sides on Asbestos Risk Analysis

June 8, 2020, 9:00 AM

Workers at 15 U.S. industrial plants that import asbestos face too great a risk of getting cancer, yet that conclusion fails to recognize the cancer-causing mineral’s toll, a wide range of critics say about a high-profile EPA report.

The report, known as a draft risk analysis, will be the topic of a four-day meeting on asbestos’ risks at the Environmental Protection Agency. Starting Monday industry and environmental advocates, as well as a committee of EPA advisers, will challenge the science EPA used to reach its preliminary conclusions.

The EPA will then use the results of the scientific critique and public...

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