EPA’s Waterhouse Approaches Lead, Cleanups With Strong Focus On EJ

March 29, 2021
Carlton Waterhouse, an environmental justice (EJ) expert who is currently EPA’s top political appointee in the waste office, plans to apply his EJ knowledge throughout the waste program, citing as examples expected efforts on tackling lead contamination and ties between cleanup work and economic revival in overburdened communities. In an exclusive March 26 interview, Waterhouse, deputy assistant administrator of the Office of Land & Emergency Management (OLEM), told Inside EPA he plans to apply his knowledge of EJ “to...

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