EPA Grapples With Scientific Hurdles Of Cumulative Risk Amid Policy Push

September 7, 2021
Top EPA scientists say they are struggling to advance the use of cumulative risk or impact analyses to better account for the risks faced by poor and minority communities even as Administrator Michael Regan seeks to advance the use of such approaches and has requested an agency review of legal authority to do so. “The problem remains of how to bring to bear the complex interactions with the built social and chemical environment into our regulatory paradigm,” Andrew Geller, the...

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