The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency entered into consent orders that allow three companies to manufacture and import a wide range of chlorinated paraffin substances, including medium-, long- and very long-chain CPs.
This represents a sharp change in direction from the Obama administration. In 2015, the EPA said it was taking steps to ban medium- and long-chain CPs as early as 2016 using its authority under the Toxic Substance Control Act. That alarmed CP manufacturers, who said elimination would hit them and their customers hard across many applications.
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