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sexta-feira, 27 de abril de 2012

Coalition Backs NRDC in Challenge to EPA Conditional Approval of Nanosilver Additive

A coalition of advocacy groups has joined the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in its challenge to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s decision to conditionally register an antimicrobial pesticide product made by HeiQ Material AG. 

The friend-of-the-court brief was filed this week by the International Center for Technology Assessment, Center for Food Safety, Friends of the Earth, Beyond Pesticides, Center for Environmental Health, and Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. 

The brief asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to “set aside EPA's unprecedented decision to conditionally register the nanosilver pesticide products … as unsupported by substantial evidence. 

EPA has failed to show that the conditional registration will not cause any ‘unreasonable adverse effect’ on human health and the environment.” The EPA’s conditional approval of the product was issued in February of this year. NRDC recently filed a motion to expedite oral argument in the case, arguing, “Irreparable harm may occur while this petition is pending, because AGS-20 is currently allowed on the market and threatens human health.”

Source: Bloomberg BNA Daily
Environment Report (26 April 2012)

Author(s): Pat Rizzuto

Fonte: Meridian Institute