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April 15, 2022, 5:54 PM

Strong Chemical Risk Rules by EPA Urged in Letter From Democrats

Dean Scott
Dean Scott

More than 30 House and Senate Democrats are pushing the EPA to strengthen regulations for high-risk chemical facilities to better protect nearby communities, workers, and emergency responders.

More than 175 million people in the U.S. live near some 12,000 high-risk chemical facilities that are regulated under inadequate EPA Risk Management Plan requirements, according to a letter from 10 Senate Democrats including Sens. Richard Durbin (Ill.), Tammy Duckworth (Ill.), and Cory Booker (N.J.), and 21 House Democrats.

There have been 149 harmful chemical disasters each year on average over ...

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