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Environmentalists Urge EPA To Add Food Exposures To Cleanup Factors

by Inside EPA | March 15, 2022
The government watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) led the letter, which was also signed by Natural Resources Defense Council, California Communities Against Toxics, and Committee to Bridge the Gap (CBG), among others. CBG previously raised the issue ...

PEER Says EPA Ignored Recent Cancer Findings In New-Chemicals Review

by Inside EPA | December 23, 2021
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) is asking EPA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) to investigate what it says is the TSCA new chemicals office’s policy of refusing to consider new toxicity data on existing substances — and argues the agency used that ...

EPA Plans New Chemicals ‘Process’ Reforms But Staff Eye Stronger Options

by Inside EPA | October 5, 2021
“EPA is weighing reforms to the “work processes” at its TSCA new chemicals office following four staffers’ allegations of widespread scientific integrity violations in that program, but the staffers say the agency’s plans so far fall short of addressing their concerns and are ...

EPA Staff Detail Allegations That Leaders Weakened New Chemicals Reviews

by Inside EPA | July 8, 2021
“The four EPA toxics office scientists who are asking the inspector general to investigate the office are detailing a host of alleged incidents where they say career leaders improperly overrode their findings to secure less-stringent TSCA reviews of new chemicals. According to the ...

Staffers Face ‘Intense Pressure’ On New Chemicals, Whistleblowers Say

by Inside EPA | July 7, 2021
“Four EPA scientists who are seeking an Office of Inspector General (OIG) investigation into EPA’s new chemicals program say office leaders imposed “intense pressure” to speed chemical reviews and avoid stringent risk findings, and frequently overrode staffers’ judgment in ...