Toxic Secrets: Companies Exploit Weak US Chemical Rules to Hide Fracking Risks

Partnership for Policy Integrity / by Dusty Horwitt

[From Politico’s Morning Energy email] There seems to be a lot of data missing from EPA’s review of 105 fracking and drilling chemicals the agency reviewed under the Toxic Substances Control Act, according to a report out today from the environmental group the Partnership for Policy Integrity. The group used the Freedom of Information Act to review dockets for all 105 fracking chemicals submitted for review between 2009 and 2014. It found that submissions for six chemicals were missing, and health studies were missing from all but two of the remaining 99 cases. In 12 of the 105 cases, companies claimed health studies had been submitted, but the report authors couldn’t locate studies in 10 of those 12.


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