The Science of Sustainability

Relaxing the rules on toxic reporting

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For the past two decades, U.S. factories that put toxic chemicals into the air and water had to report them, in detail, to the federal government and the public. The Bush Administration recently lowered those requirements by rewriting Environmental Protection Agency rules. That means, in California alone, as much as 6-hundred thousand pounds of toxic chemicals could go under-reported this year. David Gorn reporting for QUEST radio has more.

You may listen to the "Relaxing the Rules on Toxic Reporting" Radio report online, as well as find additional links and resources.

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Category: Chemistry, Health, Radio, Sustainable Health

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David Gorn is the former Deputy News Director of KQED Radio, and currently works as a freelancer for National Public Radio. He has worked for three daily Bay Area newspapers, has been Editor-in-Chief of several magazines, and has taught journalism at San Jose State University and San Francisco State University.