OIG finds EPA discouraged EtO risk communication to residents

April 15, 2021
EPA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) is criticizing the agency for not properly informing residents of the risks of ethylene oxide (EtO) exposure at medical sterilization sites and other facilities, finding in a new report that Trump EPA officials discouraged risk communication and that the Biden administration has yet to correct these alleged failures. In a report issued April 15 in response to several requests from Sens. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), environment panel Chairman Tom Carper (D-DE) and...

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