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Freedhoff Says ‘Political Interference’ Compromised TSCA TCE Evaluation

March 19, 2021
The Biden EPA’s acting toxics chief has identified the Trump administration’s TSCA evaluation of the common solvent trichloroethylene (TCE) as an example of “political interference,” opening the door to it being addressed under a new scientific integrity policy though the official gave no sign of how she plans to remedy the assessment’s flaws. In a March 10 email to staff at EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), Michal Freedhoff, OCSPP’s acting assistant administrator, identified the controversial Toxic...

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