|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 14 Nov 2008 00:24:50 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PERCHLORATE: EPA advisers question findings|
EPA Advisers Seek Perchlorate Review Scientists Hope Agency Rethinks Decision Not to Issue Standard By Juliet Eilperin Washington Post November 14, 2008The Environmental Protection Agency's scientific advisers have warned the agency that it should delay final action on its decision not to set a federal drinking-water standard for perchlorate, a chemical in rocket fuel, because the computer model underlying the decision may have flaws.
In a letter last week, the heads of EPA's Science Advisory Board and its drinking water committee urged EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson to extend the public comment period on its preliminary determination to not regulate perchlorate. That decision is set to become final next month.
..."Given perchlorate's wide occurrence and well-documented toxicity to humans, the [Science Advisory Board] strongly believes that there must be a compelling scientific basis to support a scientific determination not to regulate perchlorate as a national drinking water contaminant," Advisory Board Chairwoman Deborah L. Swackhamer and Joan B. Rose, chairwoman of the board's drinking water committee, wrote Nov. 5.
... For the entire article, see http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/13/AR2008111303906.html -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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