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How Chemical Companies Avoid Paying for Pollution

October 20, 2021 / by

David Gelles and Emily Steel /

The New York Times

Linda Birnbaum, former Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Science and former EPA scientist, was quoted in this article discussing the prevalence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in our communities.

Biden Administration Launches Roadmap to Tackle Pollution from Widely Used ‘Forever Chemicals’

October 18, 2021 / by

Betsy Klein and Nadia Kounang /

CNN

Betsy Southerland, former Director, Office of Science and Technology, EPA Office of Water, was quoted in this article about the release of EPA’s PFAS Roadmap, the agency’s plan of actions across multiple statutes to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. Betsy was quoted in similar articles appearing in Inside EPA, Bloomberg Law, and E&E News.

EPA’s Asbestos Deal Broadens TSCA Evaluation’s Focus on Impurities

October 18, 2021 / by

Maria Hegstad /

Inside EPA

Bob Sussman, counsel for Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), former Senior Policy Counsel to the EPA Administrator, and former EPA Deputy Administrator, was quoted in this article discussing the broadened scope of asbestos review agreed upon in EPA’s recent settlement with ADAO.

Revealed: More Than 120,000 US Sites Feared to Handle Harmful PFAS ‘Forever’ Chemicals

October 17, 2021 / by

Carey Gillam and Alvin Chang /

The Guardian

Linda Birnbaum, former Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Science and former EPA scientist, and Tim Whitehouse, Executive Director of PEER and former EPA attorney, were quoted in this article regarding the EPA’s determination of more than 120,000 industrial sites that may handle per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. Tim’s comments also appeared in a Green Matters article.

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