Report Faults EPA's Review Of Perchlorate Risks

Law360, New York (January 5, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s deputy inspector general has criticized the agency for improperly reviewing whether perchlorate, a toxic component in rocket fuel that has been found in high levels in U.S. drinking water, poses risks to human health.

Deputy Inspector General Bill A. Roderick issued a report Dec. 30 that found that the EPA should not have evaluated perchlorate individually, but should have followed its own guidelines and looked at the cumulative impact of perchlorate and other chemicals that stress the thyroid’s ability to uptake...
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