The position that gasoline oxygenate MTBE contaminates water (whereas oxygenate ethanol contaminates the air), advanced by California and the New England States, may have to be revised. An ex-Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) staffer tells WEVTU that, "I believe that putting ethanol into more gasoline will pose as-yet unidentified health and/or environmental threats. It is already suspected to help gasoline BTEX (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene) compounds move faster and ...

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