OIG Urges EPA To Reconsider Decision Against Warning On EtO Air Risks

February 23, 2021
EPA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) is urging the agency’s new political leadership to reconsider the Trump administration’s decision that rejected an OIG recommendation for EPA to communicate the adverse health risks of ethylene oxide (EtO) exposure to communities living near facilities emitting the solvent. In a Feb. 22 letter to Acting EPA Administrator Jane Nishida, Inspector General Sean O’Donnell says, “I request that you reconsider former EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler’s decision to close our recommendation to interactively communicate significant...

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