EPA findings on TCE dangers could lead to new cleanup strategies

10/4/2011 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

The Environmental Protection Agency's final risk assessment for trichloroethylene is that the industrial solvent can cause liver and kidney cancer, among other health issues. That could lead to a reconsideration of the U.S. drinking-water standard for TCE, officials said. The assessment also could lead to revised strategies for cleanup at 761 Superfund sites, EPA's Paul Anastas said.

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