It’s been more than 10 years since the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J) introduced his first of several bills to update the Toxic Substances Control Act to give the Environmental Protection Agency greater authority to ensure the safety of chemicals in commerce.
Last night the Senate passed by voice vote a bill to modernize the act for the first time in 40 years.
Key Points of the Bill
Some of the highlights, as outlined in a summary of the Senate bill, are:
Other provisions include minimizing animal testing, the establishment of a federal sustainable chemistry program, interim storage by mercury generators and a prohibition on the export of certain mercury compounds.
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