Chromium producer faces EPA complaint, allegedly hid safety report

09/13/2010 | ScienceBlogs.com

The Environmental Protection Agency cited the Toxic Substances Control Act when it filed a case against Elementis Chromium, the top global producer of chromium chemicals, for failure to divulge the conclusions of a study that showed "substantial risk" to workers exposed to the chemical hexavalent chromium. According to the notice, Elementis did not forward the report detailing the risk of lung cancer for workers in facilities producing such chemicals. The company withheld the report since October 2002 and only informed EPA in August 2008 after being subpoenaed, according to the agency.

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