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Health Groups Sue EPA to Force Deadline for Asbestos Analysis

May 18, 2021, 6:09 PM

The EPA has failed to fully analyze the health risks posed by asbestos, a coalition of health groups alleged Tuesday in asking a federal court to set a deadline for the work.

Asbestos analyses performed so far have fallen short of the Environmental Protection Agency’s duty to determine asbestos risks under the Toxic Substances Control Act, or TSCA, six health and environmental groups and five health care providers said in a complaint.

“The court must issue an order setting a deadline for carrying out this duty,” the groups said in their petition filed in the U.S. District Court for ...