Groups sue EPA to regulate hazardous spills

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Environmental advocates are suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for not issuing regulations to protect communities from hazardous chemicals that spill at industrial facilities.

In a joint lawsuit filed with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the Natural Resources Defense Counsel (NRDC), the Environmental Justice Health Alliance for Chemical Policy Reform and People Concerned About Chemical Safety asked the court to require EPA to issue regulations that prevent hazardous substance spills from these facilities, which include above-ground storage tanks.

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