OIG stands behind EtO alert despite Wheeler’s call for withdrawal

April 2, 2020
EPA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) is standing behind its management alert to the agency finding an “urgent” need to bolster outreach to communities subject to air emissions of the carcinogen ethylene oxide (EtO) despite Administrator Andrew Wheeler’s call to withdraw the document, teeing up a formal dispute-resolution process. “The OIG’s ethylene oxide management alert is an example of the seriousness we take our responsibility to alert the EPA, Congress, and the public to urgent concerns about human health and...

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