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Keeping an Ear to the Ground
he U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency has opened a window of
opportunity through Feb. 22 for
industry to weigh in on the agency's
ongoing assessment of medium- and
long-chain chlorinated paraffins. EPA has
said that it intends to ban the production
and importation of these chemicals —
which are important additives for metal-
working fluids — by next year. If FEBRUARY 2016 VOL. 22 ISSUE 2 The
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