Environment & Energy Report

EPA Probes Mexican Exports of Goods With Asbestos (2)

June 5, 2019, 3:37 PMUpdated: June 5, 2019, 10:17 PM

Two Mexican companies have assured the EPA they don’t export asbestos-containing construction materials and oil field equipment into the U.S., according to recently posted agency information.

Mexalit told the Environmental Protection Agency that it doesn’t export cement products with the cancer-causing mineral to the U.S. The company, headquartered in Morelos, makes fiber cement, roofing, and other construction materials.

Textiles Tecnicos told the EPA it doesn’t export heat-resistant textiles, brake parts, or other products with asbestos to the U.S. The company is headquartered in Naucalpan.

The summaries, posted online June 4, are the first the agency has...

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