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Navy official: ‘Probably’ no more removal of PFAS-contaminated soil.

June 6, 2019 / by

Kyle Bagenstose /

Burlington County Times

EPN member Kathy Setian, former EPA Superfund Project Manager, Region 9, is quoted in the Burlington County Times article about a proactive initiative to move 3,500 tons of PFAS-contaminated soil from a closed Naval facility that went awry, and likely won’t be tried again anytime soon.

EPA Rushes Overhaul of Cancer Testing

May 31, 2019 / by

Corbin Hiar /

E&E News

EPN members Penny Fenner-Crisp, former Senior Science Advisor to the Director, EPA Office of Pesticide Programs, and Dr. Bernard Goldstein, former Chair, EPA Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee, and former EPA Assistant Administrator for Research and Development, are quoted in this article about EPA’s plans to quickly revamp its guidelines for evaluating whether environmental contaminants can cause cancer or other ailments, a move Trump administration critics fear is part of a broader effort to weaken the basis for regulating a wide range of pollutants. The article also ran in Science Magazine.

 

Data Concerns Fuel Controversy Over TSCA PV29 Risk Evaluation

May 10, 2019 / by

Kelly Franklin /

Chemical Watch

EPN member Robert Sussman, former EPA Deputy Administrator and Senior Policy Counsel to Administrator, is quoted in this article about whether the public can trust TSCA risk evaluations without access to full and unredacted copies of health and safety information.

Frustrated With EPA, Lawmakers Seek Bipartisan Approach On Asbestos

May 10, 2019 / by

Inside EPA Staff /

Inside EPA

EPN members Robert Sussman, former EPA Deputy Administrator and Senior Policy Counsel to Administrator, is quoted in this article about House lawmakers signaling that they are willing to pursue bipartisan negotiations on a Democratic bill that would outright ban the import and use of asbestos due to frustration over EPA’s handling of the substance under the revised Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

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