Lawmakers and industry groups opposed to new regulations on toxic chemicals have found a way to keep the EPA mum. The Center for Public Integrity has uncovered a strategy that has been remarkably successful for those guarding their own interests at the risk of public health.
Arsenic is nearly synonymous with poison. But most people don’t realize that they consume small amounts of it in the food they eat and the water they drink. Recent research suggests even small levels of arsenic may be harmful.
U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, whose district includes 11 Superfund sites, requested details on how the Environmental Protection Agency deals with the pollution that’s left behind by treating and shipping toxic waste across the country and whether it’s looked into alternative cleanup methods.