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New Edition of Nanotechnology Law Report

New Edition of Nanotechnology Law Report Inside you will find: EPA Considering New Approach to Nanoscale Materials Under TSCA EPA May Issue Mandatory Data Collection Rule for Nanoscale Materials Under TSCA EPA Takes Aim at Antimicrobial Products Under FIFRA EPA Unveils New Principles for Chemical Management Reform EPA Report on the Use of Nanoscale TiO2 … Continue Reading

EPA Issues Clarification Regarding Carbon Nanotube SNURs

Readers may interested in learning that EPA issued a clarification today regarding its single-walled and multi-walled carbon nanotube SNURs previously issued in June 2009. EPA’s announcement follows.  Stay tuned . . . Good afternoon.  On June 24, 2009, the U.S. EPA issued final Significant New Use Rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for … Continue Reading

From the folks who brought you “The Nano Song”. . . .

ACS Nanotation Nanotube, the folks who sponsored an earlier video contest, "What is Nano?" are sponsoring another one, this time on the subject, "How Will Nano Change the World". Among the topics for consideration: What can nano do for global security? What can nano do for the environment? What can nano do for sustainable energy? What can … Continue Reading

EPA Consent Order for Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

Last month we reported on a press release by Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd. of the United Kingdom indicating the company had recently entered into a PMN consent order with the EPA under the Toxic Substances Control Act (“TSCA”) concerning one of its multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) products. Barring an unusual coincidence, it appears that EPA has … Continue Reading

EPA Consent Order

Last week, EPA and Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd. released the agency’s first manufacturing consent order with regards to nanotubes.  The consent order was entered into between the two parties through the pre-manufacture notice (PMN) portion of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).… Continue Reading

New Lux Nano-EHS Summary

A new Lux Research quarterly report — "Nanomaterials State of the Market Q3 2008: Stealth Success, Broad Impact" — contains a section summarizing the state of nano-related environmental, health, and safety issues in the United States. The report contains a very helpful time-line of key nano-related EHS events occurring between the fourth quarter of 2007 … Continue Reading

Nanotube Production Pollution?

Researchers from MIT and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have identified pollutants and other "substances of concern" created during the production process for carbon nanotubes.  This is an important discovery given that nanotubes are thought to be the building block of the future nanotech industry.… Continue Reading

Carbon Nanotubes Can “Swim”

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) have discovered that multi walled carbon nanotubes will remain suspended in water for a month or longer when combined with other organic materials.  The January issue of the journal Environmental Science & Technology , will fully report the findings by Assistant Professor Jaehong Kim, Professor Joseph Hughes, … Continue Reading