Tuesday, December 22, 2015

EPA Promotes Employee Who Released Chemicals In An Agency Building

The Environmental Protection Agency has promoted an employee responsible for releasing chemicals inside agency property in 2014, a mishap that may have “caused long-term health problems for affected employees,” according to a public employee advocacy group. The group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) is suing the EPA to get them to divulge information on exactly what types of chemicals were released by an agency employee last year — an employee who has since been promoted. “When it comes to safe handling of noxious chemicals, EPA is like the proverbial plumber with the leaky pipes,” Laura Dumais, a PEER attorney, said in a statement. “Promoting someone who caused an emergency to direct emergency response is indeed curious.”...more

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