EPA names oxygenates panel

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has named 14 persons to serve on an advisory committee to study issues posed by the use of methyl tertiary butyl ether and other oxygenates in gasoline. Carol Browner, EPA administrator, said, "While MTBE and other oxygenates in gasoline have improved air quality for millions of Americans, I am convening a blue-ribbon panel of experts to better understand public health concerns that have been raised by the discovery of MTBE in some water bodies."

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