U.S. lawmakers have put pressure on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to explain why it released and then quickly withdrew documents concerning its review of glyphosate — the chemical in Roundup weed killer.
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What’s the Problem?
May 13, 2016 – The documents, which included a report indicating that glyphosate is probably not carcinogenic to humans, were posted to the EPA’s website on April 29 and then taken down 4 days later.
In response, the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture sent a letter to the EPA which said that it is looking into its review of glyphosate and atrazine, another widely-used chemical found in agricultural herbicides. The aim of the report, which started in 2009, is to examine the chemicals and their potential human health and environmental risks.
“We are troubled that EPA mistakenly posted and later removed documents related to assessments of two different chemicals within one week,” the letter said. “These mistakes indicate systemic problems with EPA’s management of its chemical review and publication processes.”
The committee asked EPA who is in charge of managing the risk assessment protocol for chemicals and for a step-by-step description of its publication approval process. The letter also inquired about the steps needed to finalize the glyphosate report, which is expected in July.
“We are concerned that EPA has continually delayed its review of glyphosate,” the letter said.
The committee will consider what action to take after the EPA responds. The agency told Reuters it has received the letter “and will respond appropriately.”
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