And if that impressive list doesn’t cause any reaction in you, check out the all the new chemicals the government is finally going to get around to testing to make sure you aren’t harmed by them:
2H-Benzimidazole-2-thione, 1,3-dihydro-, 4(or 5)-methyl-, zinc salt (2:1)
Isocyanic Acid, m-phenylenediiso-propylidene
Phosphonic acid, P-[[bis(2-hydroxyethyl)amino]methyl]-, diethyl ester
Thiophene, tetrahydro-, 1,1 di¬oxide, 3-(C9-C11-iso¬alkyl¬oxy)derivs., C10 rich
This groundbreaking and comprehensive EPA initiative lends hope that we can somehow rein in the rainbow of man-made goo that we’ve visited upon ourselves. Certainly, this is one of the most significant environmental initiatives proposed in the nation in the last 33 years.
One would hope that leadership at the top like this will not only make our chemicals ‘safer’ but that this kind of renewed environmental dedication spreads throughout the ranks of the EPA’s vast organization federally and on the state level. Recent staff changes at the Rocketdyne and Runkle Canyon cleanups suggest that this may indeed be the case locally.
Armed with the new information released by the Administration through this initiative, and all that is sure to come, EnviroReporter.com and others will be better equipped to know if the mindset of this sometimes byzantine and politically-charged agency is actually changing. The numbers don’t lie, after all. Thanks to this new EPA initiative, we’re about to know a whole lot more of them.