13 Jun '11, 10pm

150 Chemicals Are No Longer Incognito

This month the Environmental Protection Agency made public the names of 150 chemicals that were investigated in health and safety studies but whose identities were withheld as confidential business information. European Pressphoto Agency Oil broken down by dispersant in the Gulf of Mexico last year. Some ingredients of the dispersant Corexit were among 150 chemicals whose identities were disclosed by the E.P.A. The release of the information, which identified chemicals researched in 104 studies, reflects a slow but determined effort by the E.P.A. to reform what it views as a flawed system for regulating toxic substances. It is the second disclosure of its kind this year, after the release of 40 chemicals’ names in March. The agency is working to remedy what it views as the abuse of so called C.B.I. privileges, which prevent the public from learning that a specific chemical...

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