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April 20, 2020, 8:32 PM

Scientists’ Critique of EPA’s Draft Asbestos Analysis Delayed

Pat Rizzuto
Pat Rizzuto

The Environmental Protection Agency is postponing a science advisory panel’s April 27-30 critique of the agency’s draft analysis of the risks posed by asbestos, the EPA announced Monday.

Not enough members of the Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC) could attend the virtual meeting the EPA had scheduled, the agency said.

Some panel members already had asked the agency to delay the asbestos peer review when they met in March to critique a draft analysis of trichloroethylene’s risks.

Health and environmental groups also urged the EPA to delay, saying the health professionals serving on the committee needed to give their ...

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