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Industrial Dye Maker Handed EPA’s First Chemical Data Order (3)

March 2, 2020, 4:08 PMUpdated: March 2, 2020, 10:10 PM

Sun Chemical Corp. is the first company that must comply with a new EPA order requiring chemical makers to hand over data so the agency can complete a chemical risk analysis.

The Environmental Protection Agency directed the pigment maker last week to provide information about the soluability of “pigment violet 29" and workers’ exposure to chemical dust, Alexandra Dapolito Dunn, the EPA’s assistant administrator for chemical safety and pollution prevention, said Monday.

The chemical is used about 90% of the time to make other coloring agents, according to EPA’s draft risk evaluation. It’s also used to paint cars and car...

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