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New Mercury Law For Minnesota Begins Friday (07/30/2014)
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- Makers of thermostats that contain mercury will now be taking on greater responsibility for keeping their products out of the garbage and sewer system, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency announced Tuesday. Starting this Friday, no product containing mercury will be allowed into solid waste or wastewater disposal systems, or solid waste processing or disposal facilities.
Improving Chemical Safety: A Baby Step in the Right Direction
Improving Chemical Safety A Baby Step in the Right Direction
On Friday, June 6, the interagency working group (comprised of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the Department of Homeland Security), released its report. The report, Actions to Improve Chemical Safety and Security: A Shared Commitment, presents policy options for ensuring better coordination among oversight agencies, more robust involvement of communities in planning, filling regulatory gaps, and suggests best practices and voluntary guidance in the use and storage of toxic chemicals by the businesses that use them. Though useful recommendations and a good start, these are baby steps.
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