GAO: EPA’s Ability To Assess And Manage Chemical Risks Has ‘Regressed’

March 2, 2021
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has found that EPA programs to assess and control chemical risks have “regressed” against its criteria despite already being rated a “high risk” of fraud, waste or abuse, the Congressional watchdog announced in its latest, biennial High-Risk Report assessing programs across the federal government. The finding focuses on both EPA’s Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) program and Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) program within EPA’s research office. EPA’s ability to assess and control chemicals has...

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