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USEPA Toxic Release Inventory Additions

By Kristin Watt

The U.S. EPA has proposed adding the following sixteen additional chemicals to the Toxics Release Inventory of reportable chemicals.

Chemical Name CAS#
1-Amino-2,4-dibromoanthraquinone 81-49-2
2,2-bis(Bromomethyl)-1,3-propanediol 3296-90-0
Furan 110-00-9
Glycidol 556-52-5
Isoprene 78-79-5
Methyleugenol 93-15-2
o-Nitroanisole 91-23-6
Nitromethane 75-52-5
Phenolphthalein 77-09-8
Tetrafluoroethylene 116-14-3
Tetranitromethane 509-14-8
Vinyl Fluoride 75-02-5

Additions to the Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds (PACs) category:

Chemical Name CAS#
1,6-Dinitropyrene 42397-64-8
1,8-Dinitropyrene 42397-65-9
6-Nitrochrysene 7496-02-8
4-Nitropyrene 57835-92-4

This represents the first expansion of the list in over a decade. The EPA’s stated purpose in seeking to add these chemicals is to provide information for the potential development of new regulations as well as to provide the public with more information about chemicals in their communities.  These chemicals have been identified by the National Toxicology Program as reasonably anticipated to cause cancer.  EPA isaccepting comments on the addition of these chemicals through June 7, 2010.

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