This summer, Chemours provided confidential business information that addressed the previous information gaps. “Absent other disqualifying circumstances, it left EPA with no course of action other than to provide the conditional consent,” the agency spokesman said.
Tim Whitehouse is the executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. He worked as senior attorney at the EPA for 10 years. including in the division responsible for approving waste imports and exports.
Whitehouse said the recent approval of the Chemours shipments “were probably made at a very high level.”