EPA Pledges To Better Communicate Risk To Communities At Cleanup Sites

September 10, 2021
EPA’s waste office is promising to adopt best practices to improve the way it communicates health risks to communities at cleanup and emergency-management sites, after the Office of Inspector General (OIG) faulted its inconsistencies and lapses in guidance, including in addressing environmental justice (EJ) concerns and emerging contaminants, such as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). In a Sept. 9 report based on an audit of eight sites -- which fall under the Superfund, Resource Conservation & Recovery Act, underground storage...

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