Q&A: Retiring EPA career official talks Trump controversies

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You recently spoke out against the allegation that PFBS [perfluorobutane sulfonic acid] risk assessments had been tampered with. You were quoted saying, “They are the product of biased political interference” that stands to erode the trust that the American public has in EPA and “our ability to protect their health and the environment.” As far as you know, were other assessments altered, as well?

I’m most familiar with the PFBS, because that came out of our program. And you know there has been a lot of attention called to the toxics program, and Michal Freedhoff is the [assistant administrator], and she has talked about that with other stories. The group [Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility] came out with a report about concerns that are now being investigated.”

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