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Is the Toxic Substances Control Act Sufficient to Monitor Sustainable Use of Nanoscale Zero-Valent Iron for Groundwater Detoxification?
Environmental Law Reporter News & Analysis (Environmental Law Institute) (2010)
  • Susan A. Fuchs, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus
Abstract
Proponents of nanoscale zero-valent iron maintain that this cutting-edge technology shows promise for removing 90% of groundwater toxins. Its detractors point to short-sighted profit interests that do not take into account the total potential economic, social, health, and environmental costs of cleaning up the cleanups; hence, government oversight is necessary. EPA has the unenviable task of promulgating TSCA rules that both define and anticipate the unique properties and challenges of these nanoscale particles. EPA’s information-gathering and enforcement authority must balance protecting the public from the potential toxic effects of an otherwise beneficial nanotechnology.
Keywords
  • TSCA,
  • Toxic Substances Control Act,
  • Environmental Law,
  • nanotechnology,
  • clean-up,
  • toxic waste,
  • EPA,
  • Environmental Protection Agency
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Publication Date
May, 2010
Citation Information
Susan A. Fuchs. "Is the Toxic Substances Control Act Sufficient to Monitor Sustainable Use of Nanoscale Zero-Valent Iron for Groundwater Detoxification?" Environmental Law Reporter News & Analysis (Environmental Law Institute) Vol. 40 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/susan_fuchs/3/