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Court Denies Activist Calls To Stay Final Rule Delaying RMP:

American Chemistry Council
The Chlorine Chemistry Report
September 1, 2017

Federal appellate judges have denied a request from environmental and labor groups to stay or summarily vacate the Trump Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final rule delaying an Obama-era overhaul of the Risk Management Plan (RMP), stating that the groups have failed to meet “stringent standards” for a stay, reports Inside EPA (August 31). In an August 30 order, “a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit granted environmentalists’ request for expedited briefing and ordered the parties to submit a briefing schedule within 14 days,” notes Inside EPA; “oral argument will be scheduled for the first appropriate date after briefing is complete, the court said.”


Experts slam chlorine debate

12 Aug, 2017
By: Ruby Harfield
Ruby Harfield is a Hawke's Bay Today reporter
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Water chlorination has saved hundreds of thousands of lives globally and should not be a debate in New Zealand, scientists say. Chlorine has been used to disinfect water supplies around the world for more than 100 years but is not mandatory in New Zealand and many water supplies are untreated.

Harrison Grierson water and wastewater manager Iain Rabbitts said chlorine should be put in all water supplies in New Zealand. Globally it has led to the biggest increase in human life span ever, it is vitally important, he said. "It's the greatest technological advancement of the 20th century. I think chlorine is the absolute minimum we should have in every water supply.