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Environmental Law - Toxic Substances Control Act

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The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976 governs the manufacturing, importing, distributing, and processing of all toxic chemicals. TSCA requires that all such chemicals be inspected and approved by the EPA before they enter the market. The EPA has the option of restricting the chemical run tests and gathering data during its preapproval judgment of whether the chemical represents a threat to health or the environment. The TSCA has never been strictly enforced because of deficient funding and the large volume of chemicals constantly being developed and manufactured.

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