NEJAC warns of equity harms from EPA chemical safety, EtO rollbacks

May 13, 2019
EPA’s National Environmental Justice Advisory Committee (NEJAC) is urging EPA to halt proposed rollbacks of an Obama-era rule on limiting safety risks from industrial facilities and of the agency’s risk assessment of the solvent ethylene oxide (EtO), warning that the efforts could increase public health risks for equity communities. The panel outlined the concerns in a pair of May 3 letters to agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler, the first addressing EPA’s attempt to reverse Obama-era updates to the Risk Management Plan...

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