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EPA Takes Hard Line With OIG On ‘Interference’ In Chemical Risk Reviews

March 7, 2023
A new report from EPA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) finds that a Trump-era appointee improperly altered a closely watched PFAS risk assessment, bolstering Biden officials’ claims that the change violated science integrity policies, but the agency is rejecting OIG’s recommended next steps, saying they downplay the severity of the problem. Yet despite that insistence EPA is also offering little indication of how it intends to address political interference in staff-led scientific work -- even as its chief scientific integrity...

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