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EPA Streamlines Chemical Assessment Program

9:18 AM MDT | May 29, 2009 | Kara Sissell

EPA administrator Lisa Jackson says she has ordered changes to the process related to the agency’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), rescinding a controversial policy change made by the prior administration. The database contains chemical properties and exposure data that EPA uses to set a wide range of public health and environmental policies, including cleanup standards for hazardous waste sites. State, local, and international regulators also use the database. Jackson: Streamlined, clearer program. EPA announced changes to IRIS last year that...

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