“EPA Finalizes Rule To Regulate Cancer-Linked Chemical”

“The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday finalized a rule to control leaks of a type of pollution from industrial equipment, though critics argued the agency did not go far enough.

The agency announced Monday that it had promulgated a rule to regulate emissions of ethylene oxide, which is used in the production of industrial chemicals. Chronic exposure to ethylene oxide has been associated with cancer and neurotoxicity and short-term exposure has been linked to lung injuries.

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said in a statement that the action underscores the Trump administration’s “commitment to addressing and reducing hazardous air pollutants, including ethylene oxide emissions, across the country.””

Rachel Frazin reports for The Hill June 1, 2020.