Olin Chlor Alkali Commits to End Use of New Asbestos Diaphragms within 2 Years and Fully Transition All Facilities Away from Asbestos Within 7 Years in a Letter to EPA

EIA applauds the decision and subsequent communication by Olin Corporation to immediately cease imports of Chrysotile asbestos for use in its chlor-alkali plants. This commitment on the part of Olin will further the efforts of EPA and Congress to initiate a complete ban on asbestos. The members of EIA are involved daily in the identification and remediation of asbestos from schools, homes, and businesses throughout the US. We know all too well that there is no safe level of exposure to asbestos. A ban on this deadly mineral is long overdue in our nation. EIA will continue to work with our partner organizations, ADAO, APHA, and others, to increase awareness of the dangers of asbestos and to move forward with legislation to ban asbestos and end the legacy of asbestos-related disease.

A copy of Olin’s letter to EPA Administrator Regan, as shared with ADAO. is available to review here.