06 July 2011 16:18 [Source: ICIS news]
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On 10 June, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) designated styrene an anticipated carcinogen in the 12th Report on Carcinogens (RoC).
On the same day, the Styrene Information and Research Center (SIRC) and US-based Dart Container sued the department in the US district court in Washington DC. The SIRC is a trade group and Dart Container is the world’s largest producer of foam cups.
Had they succeeded, the injunction would have remained in place until the styrene group and the department could fully argue their respective sides of the issue.
The court would then consider whether it should impose a permanent injunction on the department.
On Tuesday, the court rejected the request for a preliminary injunction, the styrene group said. It will still consider the permanent injunction.
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