April 2009

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: HPImpact: EPA chemicals oversight questioned in new GAO report

The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) assessment and control of toxic chemicals has been added to a "high-risk" category on a newly updated government report. Biennially, the US Government Accou..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) assessment and control of toxic chemicals has been added to a "high-risk" category on a newly updated government report. Biennially, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) updates its list of federal programs, policies and operations that are in danger of waste, fraud, abuse and mismanagement or in need of broad-based transformation. "EPA's ability to protect public health and the environment depends on credible and timely assessments of the risks posed by toxic chemicals. Its Integrated Risk Information System, which contains assessments of more than 500 toxic chemicals, is at serious risk of becoming obsolete because EPA has been unable

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