EPA to Develop Interim PRGs for Dioxin in Soil

The US Environmental Protection Agency is seeking public comment on a plan to develop interim preliminary remediation goals (PRGs) for dioxin in soil.  The plan includes a review of current dioxin cleanup guidance that has been established by the EPA, states and other countries, including the latest peer-reviewed dioxin toxicity assessments. 

EPA will release the draft interim PRGs for public comment in December 2009, and anticipates issuing the final interim PRGs in June 2010.  By the end of 2010, EPA expects to complete the dioxin reassessment and release it to the public, subject to further consideration of the science and the scope and complexity of the revisions that will need to be made.

More information is available on the EPA's website.