EPA Expands Toxic Release Inventory Reporting Requirements for Ethylene Oxide and Ethylene Glycol at Numerous Sterilization Facilities

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently took action to expand the scope of Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting requirements to include certain contract sterilization facilities that are not currently reporting on ethylene oxide (EtO) releases. EtO is used as a sterilant for medical equipment and supplies. – – EtO and ethylene glycol have been on the TRI toxic chemical list since its inception in 1987, but not all facilities that use these chemicals have been subject to…

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EPA Expands Toxic Release Inventory Reporting Requirements for Ethylene Oxide and Ethylene Glycol at Numerous Sterilization Facilities