Styrene Litigation Continues; Labeling May Not Be Required

By Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor | October 2011, Vol. 66 No. 10

In other developments, various industry organizations continue to urge Congress to expand oversight of federal risk-assessment approaches, and are urging reforms in the NTP’s RoC process. Several organizations have launched letter-writing campaigns urging key lawmakers to increase oversight of NTP’s report and asking Congress to reform the process by which NTP prepares its reports.

Regarding CIPP, NASSCO Executive Director Ted DeBoda has emphasized that the “reasonably anticipated carcinogen” classification does not require proof that the substance is dangerous at any concentration higher than normal industry defined threshold levels and that as litigation proceeds, use of styrenated resins in the CIPP rehabilitation industry continues to employee thousands people who provide a safe, valuable method of infrastructure rehabilitation.