EPA Challenged Over Approval of Radioactive Material in Roads

Dec. 18, 2020, 6:47 PM

The EPA’s authorization of the use of a radioactive material in roads will unnecessarily expose the public, especially road construction workers, to cancer risk, according to a coalition of environmental groups and construction unions challenging the decision in a Washington, D.C., federal court.

The petition for review, filed Friday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, challenges the Environmental Protection Agency’s approval of a request by The Fertilizer Institute for the use of phosphogypsum in government road projects.

The agency said in its Oct. 20 decision that it can approve such a request under the...

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