Mercury Policy Project

Promoting policies to eliminate mercury use and reduce mercury exposure

EPA to end Bush-era amalgam ‘midnight deal’

September 27th, 2010

Today, environmental groups applauded  EPA’s announcement proposing a new rule   requiring dentists to reduce mercury pollution.  “Dentists are the largest polluter of mercury to wastewater,” said MPP director Bender  in a statement  . “We welcome EPA’s proposal to end the Bush-era midnight deal allowing dentists to pollute until they enacted voluntary pollution prevention initiatives – which never substantially materialized.”   MPP also expressed its appreciation to Congressman Dennis Kucinich and staff for their efforts in hosting three hearings since 2007 to draw attention to the importance of the issue,  including their latest press release. 

 

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