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EPA Downplays Importance Of Certifying Hudson Cleanup, Hints At Reopeners

February 08, 2019
Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is declining to reveal to senators whether the agency will certify the Hudson River cleanup as complete despite continued calls from stakeholders for more remediation, although Wheeler is underscoring such a declaration would have a limited purview and says reopening the cleanup to add requirements is within EPA's authorities. In a written response to senators, he is also stressing that any certificate of completion (COC) EPA might issue is a completely separate matter from the...


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