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Basia
2018-08-08 14:23:03 UTC
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...przywroci Amerykanom azbest!!

https://www.facebook.com/OccupyDemocrats/photos/a.517901514969574.1073741825.346937065399354/2239981169428258/?type=3&theater

Unbelievable.

Environmental Working Group President Ken Cook said in a statement online that “Vladimir Putin and Russia’s asbestos industry stands to prosper mightily as a result of the Trump Administration’s failure to ban asbestos in the U.S. Helping Putin and Russian oligarchs amass fortunes by selling a product that kills thousands each year should never be the role of a U.S. president or the EPA, but this is the Trump Administration. Russia’s interests are Trump’s interests, and any clear-eyed American knows it.”


EPA is now allowing asbestos back into manufacturing
By SYDNEY FRANKLIN • August 6, 2018

Fast Company recently reported on the potential comeback of one of the most infamous building materials of recent memory. Asbestos is now legally allowed back into U.S. manufacturing under a serious of loopholes by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Uralasbest, a Russian mining company and the world’s largest supplier of asbestos, posted a photo in June of President Trump’s face as a seal on their shipping pallets. (Via the Uralasbest company Facebook Page)

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Earlier last month, The Washington Post noted that the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and the ADAO had discovered a controversial post on Russian asbestos exporter Uralasbest’s Facebook page showing photos of company pallets stamped with a seal of U.S. President Donald Trump’s face. As The Post covered, Trump has long been vocal about his skepticism about the harmful effects of asbestos, claiming in his 1997 book, The Art of the Comeback, that anti-asbestos efforts were “led by the mob.” The Post uncovered how in 2012, he tweeted that the World Trade Center might not have burned had the fire-retardant material not been removed from the towers.

https://archpaper.com/2018/08/epa-asbestos-manufacturing/
Coroner
1970-01-01 00:00:00 UTC
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Post by Basia
...przywroci Amerykanom azbest!!
https://www.facebook.com/OccupyDemocrats/photos/a.517901514969574.1073741825.346937065399354/2239981169428258/?type=3&theater
Unbelievable.
Environmental Working Group President Ken Cook said in a statement online that “Vladimir Putin and Russia’s asbestos industry stands to prosper mightily as a result of the Trump Administration’s failure to ban asbestos in the U.S. Helping Putin and Russian oligarchs amass fortunes by selling a product that kills thousands each year should never be the role of a U.S. president or the EPA, but this is the Trump Administration. Russia’s interests are Trump’s interests, and any clear-eyed American knows it.”
EPA is now allowing asbestos back into manufacturing
By SYDNEY FRANKLIN • August 6, 2018
Fast Company recently reported on the potential comeback of one of the most infamous building materials of recent memory. Asbestos is now legally allowed back into U.S. manufacturing under a serious of loopholes by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Uralasbest, a Russian mining company and the world’s largest supplier of asbestos, posted a photo in June of President Trump’s face as a seal on their shipping pallets. (Via the Uralasbest company Facebook Page)
https://cdn.archpaper.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Asbestos-3.jpg
a wokol obrazka pisza ci Rosjanie dumnie "Approved by Donald
Trump, 45th President of the United States" - jakby sie ktos na
granicach przesylki czepial ;) Szpeca od azbestu Trump pewnie
zrobi nastepnym szefem od srodowiska, kiedy ten fachowiec od
pestycydow pojdzie na rente ;)


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Piotr
2018-08-08 19:30:09 UTC
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Post by Basia
...przywroci Amerykanom azbest!!
https://www.facebook.com/OccupyDemocrats/photos/a.517901514969574.1073741825.346937065399354/2239981169428258/?type=3&theater
Unbelievable.
Environmental Working Group President Ken Cook said in a statement online that “Vladimir Putin and Russia’s asbestos industry stands to prosper mightily as a result of the Trump Administration’s failure to ban asbestos in the U.S. Helping Putin and Russian oligarchs amass fortunes by selling a product that kills thousands each year should never be the role of a U.S. president or the EPA, but this is the Trump Administration. Russia’s interests are Trump’s interests, and any clear-eyed American knows it.”
EPA is now allowing asbestos back into manufacturing
By SYDNEY FRANKLIN • August 6, 2018
Ale jak by wytlumaczyl Trumpa nasz Andrew Strak:

"Przejal stery w wieku 70 lat nie bedac zawodowym politykiem a wiec musi sie uczyc."
Toledano
2018-08-09 14:52:26 UTC
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Post by Basia
...przywroci Amerykanom azbest!!
The Trump Administration Is Not Bringing Back Asbestos

And couldn’t, even if it wanted to.

https://slate.com/business/2018/08/the-trump-administration-is-not-bringing-back-asbestos.html

In June, the Environmental Protection Agency quietly announced it would review applications for new uses of asbestos, the mineral that was widespread in buildings, clothing, and industrial products until the 1970s, when its links to cancer were firmly established.

The news caught fire on Tuesday as yet another example—alongside gas-guzzling cars and coal power plants—of the Trump administration dragging the country’s environmental and public health back in time. Nearly 15,000 Americans die of asbestos-related diseases each year, according to the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization, often from exposure sustained decades earlier.

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As a developer of a certain age, Trump lived through the fall of asbestos from miracle mineral to the poster child for carcinogenic chemicals. Asbestos use in the U.S. has fallen by 99.9 percent since 1973, according to the United States Geological Survey. But he had his own theory. “I believe that the movement against asbestos was led by the mob,” he wrote in his 1997 tome The Art of the Comeback, “because it was often mob-related companies that would do the asbestos removal. Great pressure was put on politicians, and as usual, the politicians relented.”


Despite Trump’s supposition, the links between asbestos exposure and cancer, in particular lung cancer and mesothelioma, have been well-established for decades. Still, almost all uses of asbestos are legal in the United States. Technically, the EPA’s “significant new use rule,” or SNUR, represents an additional layer of scrutiny for asbestos use.

A little background: In 1989, the EPA tried to ban asbestos outright, under a 1976 law called the Toxic Substances Control Act. The phased prohibition was overturned by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 1991, and the agency succeeded in halting only six then-obsolete uses of asbestos, including corrugated paper and flooring felt.



So the June rule ensures that any U.S. companies who want to use asbestos in all its nonbanned uses—products like reinforced plastics, millboard, floor tiles, and roofing felt—are subject to EPA review. As the EPA points out, without the June rule, any company could start importing or processing asbestos for floor tiles whenever it wanted. (Note: You can still comment on this rule through the Federal eRulemaking Portal until Friday.)


But Democrats should still be mad. The decision represents an about-face from 2016, when the TSCA—the law too weak to justify the asbestos ban and phase out—was strengthened in Congress. At that point, the expectation was that the 1989 ban and phaseout could be attempted again, bringing the U.S. in sync with the rest of the developed world. When he signed the new law, President Barack Obama cited asbestos as an example of the old law’s inadequacy. “The system was so complex, it was so burdensome that our country hasn’t even been able to uphold a ban on asbestos,” he said.

The Trump administration has done the opposite of what advocates expected. On the last day of the Obama administration, in a now-vanished press release, the EPA announced 10 toxic chemicals that would be the first to be re-evaluated under the revised TSCA. Asbestos was one of them. In May, Trump’s EPA announced it would not investigate indirect exposure to those chemicals, including in air or water. Asbestos that winds up in landfills would no longer be included in the agency’s risk assessments, nor would so-called legacy uses—meaning older buildings with degrading, asbestos materials no longer intended for manufacture. Those considerations would guide the way the EPA reviews new asbestos uses that come before it.


All that said, it’s extremely unlikely that companies will be chomping at the bit to put asbestos back into your house. They have been free to use the stuff for decades. But the last U.S. asbestos producer shut down in 2002. In 2016, only two companies, Axiall Corp. and Olin Corp., imported asbestos in significant quantities—both to synthesize industrial chlorine for use in PVC piping and other plastics. (This process was exempted from both the failed EPA ban and the European Union’s comprehensive ban in 2005, on the grounds that asbestos use was confined to the production process.) According to the USGS, the chloralkali industry likely accounted for 100 percent of domestic asbestos consumption in 2016. While some finished products containing asbestos—including brake liners, roof coatings, and gaskets—are imported into the country, their total value is estimated at less than $5 million.

What explains the cratering in asbestos use, even as the EPA had its hands tied by the 1991 court ruling? Health and liability issues. Because asbestos is so indisputably linked to cancer, asbestos lawsuits are a multibillion-dollar industry. Approximately 100 companies have been forced into bankruptcy by asbestos litigation, to the extent that Congress had to amend the Bankruptcy Code to allow special asbestos trusts. Plenty of noncarcinogenic substitutes are readily available, and even the chloralkali industry is slowly changing its ways.


https://slate.com/business/2018/08/the-trump-administration-is-not-bringing-back-asbestos.html
Piotr
2018-08-09 16:46:35 UTC
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Post by Basia
...przywroci Amerykanom azbest!!
The Trump Administration Is Not Bringing Back Asbestos
And couldn’t, even if it wanted to.
yeah, it ONLY ... blocked the Obama Administration's law that could have such a ban reinstated, and it "announced it would REVIEW APPLICAIONS FOR NEW USES OF ASBESTOS, and in wevalauting these NEW USES EPA would no look in to the risk associated with indirect exposure to asbestos (e.g. from landfils; and via pollution of air and water), nor would look into those risks in the existing "legacy uses" - asbestos polluting air and water from abandoned buldings and landfills.

Somebody didn't tell them that they "couldn’t, even if they wanted to"???

Piotr

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