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Judge Queries All Sides on EPA’s Duty to Collect Asbestos Data

Nov. 13, 2020, 2:00 AM

A federal judge asked states, health organizations, and the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday how much information it is reasonable for the EPA to obtain as the agency decides whether a chemical poses so much risk that its uses must be regulated.

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California held a hearing to decide whether the court should issue a summary judgment requiring the EPA to collect information on asbestos imports and its presence in products or dismiss the lawsuit brought by the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization, Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families and four other groups, and attorneys ...