PEER Sues EPA In Bid To Assess Legality Of Oak Ridge Cleanup Decision

October 20, 2023
An environmental whistleblower group is suing EPA over its failure to make a final determination on the group’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking records relating to the agency’s decision to uphold a controversial and precedent-setting Trump-era Superfund cleanup decision at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge nuclear site. Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) filed an Oct. 19 complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia seeking to compel EPA to disclose documents related to...

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