Poison Papers Snapshot: HOJO Transcript Illustrates EPA Collusion With Chemical Industry

Wilce, Rebekah

Publisher:  Independent Science News
Date Written:  27/07/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX21163

A commentary on the "Poison papers", chemical industry and regulatory agency documents and correspondence stretching back decades, which shed light on what was known about chemical toxicity and practices in the often-incriminating words of the participants themselves, and which still have implications for us today.


Excerpt: The IBT scandal presented EPA with a potentially immense crisis. Knowing that almost every IBT test it had looked at was seriously flawed and presumptively fraudulent, it could order retests and withdraw its approval from every IBT-tested chemical. This course of action would have been fully warranted, scientifically. But it would have had drastic effects on the chemical industry, on public confidence, and on the newly-formed EPA itself.
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