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PBT PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS REPORT RELEASED

Release Date: 12/06/2001
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FOR RELEASE: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2001

PBT PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS REPORT RELEASED

David Deegan 202-564-7839 / deegan.dave@epa.gov


EPA has released a report on cross-office, multimedia program activity concerning the restrictive use, release and manufacture of persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) pollutants has been released. PBTs such as mercury, dioxins/furans and PCBs are the primary focus, with added emphasis on how EPA and its partners are monitoring PBTs and preventing new PBTs from entering the marketplace. With a national and international focus, this second annual report reinforces EPA priority goals that aim to prevent PBT contamination at the source, making sure the quality of our air, water and land are preserved for future generations. The report is available at EPA's PBT Chemical Program web site: http://www.epa.gov/pbt/whatsnew.htm .

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