Virtual Community Meeting about Ethylene Oxide
Date and Time
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that the chemical compound, ethylene oxide, poses significantly more risks to human health than previously thought. That compound is used at the Union Carbide, International Flavors and Fragrances/Specialty Products, and Covestro LLC chemical production facilities at Institute and South Charleston, WV. EPA and the WV Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) will hold a virtual meeting to provide members of the communities located near those facilities with information about ethylene oxide and its known health effects. Due to the ongoing pandemic and in lieu of meeting in person, EPA and WVDEP will conduct a virtual meeting to provide an opportunity to engage with the local community. EPA and WVDEP will provide information and answer questions about why EPA is concerned about ethylene oxide, how those concerns are being addressed by EPA and WVDEP, and future actions planned by those regulatory agencies for the production facilities and the local communities.
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