EPA Scientists Fault Agency Plan For Cumulative Risk Policy Absent Guide

April 10, 2014
EPA scientists are faulting plans by Science Advisor Glenn Paulson to issue a policy statement reiterating officials' commitment to conduct cumulative risk assessments (CRAs), a key approach for assessing potential environmental justice impacts, saying the plan is premature because they still lack guidance for how to conduct such assessments. "The policy promised to do a lot of things we aren't able to do. We don't have a lot of methods, especially for [considering] non-chemical stressors" in risk assessments, says one...

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