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Published in Independent Science News and Exposed by CMD on July 27th, 2017:

'Poison Papers' Snapshot: HOJO Transcript Illustrates EPA Collusion With Chemical Industry

by Rebekah Wilce of the Center for Media and Democracy.

Synopsis: This is the first story based on the Poison Papers, a project of Independent Science News and the Center for Media and Democracy. The Papers are a 20,000 document trove of industry and regulatory papers collected primarily by Carol Van Strum and just published by us on DocumentCloud. In 1978, EPA, faced with evidence of rampant fraud over chemical safety testing at the largest independent lab in the country, had a secret meeting with the chemical industry. The newly-revealed transcript of that meeting shows how EPA endangered the public by covering up this scandal to protect chemicals that are still on the market today.

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Jonathan Latham, PhD
Executive Director
The Bioscience Resource Project
Ithaca, NY 14850 USA

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