EPA Plans New Chemicals ‘Process’ Reforms But Staff Eye Stronger Options

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“EPA is weighing reforms to the “work processes” at its TSCA new chemicals office following four staffers’ allegations of widespread scientific integrity violations in that program, but the staffers say the agency’s plans so far fall short of addressing their concerns and are weighing other “options” to force their preferred changes.

But in an Oct. 1 interview with Inside TSCA, two of the OSCPP staffers who have alleged misconduct at the office, as well as Kyla Bennett, a former agency scientist now representing them as an official with the whistleblower group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), said EPA’s announcement of its “climate assessment” gives no indication that it is considering the wholesale changes that they have sought.”

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