EPA accused again of compromising chemical safety assessments

by Chemistry World | August 18, 2021
“The US non-profit Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (Peer), which represents the four EPA whistleblowers, says they are concerned that this ban on communication with other specialists is hampering safety assessments of new chemicals before they are rushed to market ...

Water on Chesapeake Bay military bases contains toxic PFAS ‘forever chemicals’

by The Guardian | August 11, 2021
“A 2020 study conducted in the same area by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) found PFAS levels in striped bass at more than 23,000 ppt, crab meat at about 6,000 ppt and oysters at more than 2,000 ppt. Though the federal government has failed to set limits ...

‘Forever chemicals’ contamination at Defense Department sites threatens Chesapeake Bay fish

by ewg |
“A 2020 study by the watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility found 36 PFAS compounds in rockfish, oysters and crabs harvested from Cornfield Harbor in the Potomac River and from St. Inigoes Creek in Saint Mary’s County, near the Patuxent River Naval Air ...

EPA Scientists Should be Able to Consult with Colleagues

by | August 10, 2021
Bans on Internal Communication Undercut Scientific Quality and Integrity ...

EPA Asked to Stop Barring Employees From Sharing Scientific Findings With Each Other

“Managers at EPA began instituting the policy in early 2020, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, which wrote to the agency asking for its revocation. The ban affects the New Chemicals Division in EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, ...