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Mismanaging Chemical Risks: EPA's Failure to Protect Workers, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, March 13, 2019   [open pdf - 11MB]

This is the March 13, 2019 hearing on "Mismanaging Chemical Risks: EPA's Failure to Protect Workers," held before the House Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. From the opening statement of Paul Tonko: "Today, we will hear from witnesses representing workers on the front lines of toxic exposure risks, including firefighters, farm workers, teachers, and industrial workers. We will also hear about specific toxic chemicals that put working Americans at unnecessary risk on the job. Asbestos is killing thousands of Americans each year and, yet, somehow U.S. imports of the substance continue to rise. EPA has deliberately excluded exposure from legacy asbestos and its disposal from the scope of its risk evaluation, leaving workers at risk of dangerous exposure. [...] EPA needed better tools to protect Americans. But today those new tools are being squandered and workers will suffer the consequences the worst. I hope we can continue to conduct oversight to ensure that EPA is protecting workers as was envisioned and required by the bipartisan TSCA [Toxic Substances Control Act] reform effort." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Jeaneen McGinnis, Patrick J. Morrison, Wendy Hutchinson, Giev Kashkooli, Thomas G. Grumbles, Mark N. Duvall, and Adam M. Finkel.

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Serial No. 116-18
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2022
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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