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GAO Calls for Overhaul of EPA’s Toxics Program

10:23 AM MST | January 23, 2009 | Kara Sissell

The Government Accounting Office (GAO; Washington) has identified EPA’s chemicals management program as a “high risk” area of federal government in need of significant changes. GAO’s biennial “high risk” report highlights areas of federal government that are more vulnerable than others to fraud, waste, abuse, or mismanagement. The report issued yesterday says EPA does not have “sufficient chemical assessment information to determine whether it should establish controls to limit public exposure to many chemicals that may...

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