|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 25 Jul 2018 12:25:16 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] "TCE Taints Tap Water for 14 Million Americans"|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Environmental Working Group JULY 24, 2018 Notorious Cancer-Causing Solvent TCE Taints Tap Water for 14 Million Americans Under Trump, EPA Retreats From Proposed Ban on Key Uses WASHINGTON – Tap water supplies for more than 14 million Americans are contaminated with a cancer-causing industrial solvent made notorious by the book and film “A Civil Action,” according to an Environmental Working Group investigation released today. The chemical is trichloroethylene, or TCE. Under the Trump administration, the Environmental Protection Agency is retreating from an earlier proposal to ban key uses of the chemical, and it is excluding water, air and soil pollution from a safety assessment under the nation’s overhauled toxic chemicals law. Drinking TCE-contaminated water has been linked to liver and kidney damage, and to cancers like leukemia. It has also been linked to birth defects, but EPA documents raise concern that the agency will downplay important evidence that TCE exposure causes heart defects in developing fetuses. … For the entire release, see https://www.ewg.org/release/notorious-cancer-causing-solvent-tce-taints-tap-water-14-million-americans#.W1jNfC3MxPM -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 Voice/Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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