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Posted Thu Apr 7 2011: from Chemical & Engineering News:
Trade Secret Anxiety
The chemical industry is on edge over the Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to make public some of the information companies claim as proprietary in submissions on commercial chemicals to EPA. That nervousness was a significant theme running through the industry's annual global chemical regulation conference, which was held last month in Baltimore. Companies are anxious about the agency revealing to the public the identity of proprietary chemicals, components of secret formulations, or the name of the business that makes them. This confidential business information is included in submissions required by the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
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Can't the chemical industry just create a chemical that makes us stop caring? OH... they already did!

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