The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or sometimes USEPA) is an agency of the federal government of the United States charged with protecting human health and with safeguarding the natural environment: air, water, and land. The EPA began operation on December 2, 1970.
In June 2009, the federal Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, invoked powers granted it in 1980 for the first time, and announced a public health emergency. The cause: asbestos and the illnesses it’s caused in two northwest Montana towns. In Libby and Troy Montana, more than 500 people are sick from asbestos linked diseases, including lung cancer, asbestosis, and mesothelioma, an uncommon type of cancer caused by inhalation of fibers. The town of Libby has been stricken by asbestos contamination in spite of modern day interventions. In the early days, before mesothelioma was documented or asbestos poisoning considered, towns were even more considerably impacted.
EPA has desired to ban all usages of asbestos since 1979, and this year it’s closer to succeeding than ever before. In a current policy speech, EPA administrator Lisa Jackson stated that reforming the regulation of hazardous materials and chemicals was one of her department’s main priorities. The focal point of their reform is the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act.
When a company disobeys the regulations of the EPA, OSHA, or another organization, that company is probable to be fined harms and is then required to clean up its act, factually. These fines, depending on the violation, could be very heavy. The problems that the EPA or other group has with the company can need very expensive changes to be made to the company.