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Office of Inspector General

Report: EPA Does Not Effectively Control or Monitor Imports of Hazardous Waste

Report #15-P-0172, July 6, 2015.

What We Found

The EPA lacks explicit authority to block imported shipments of hazardous waste that lack prior EPA consent. This could lead to improper handling and disposal, resulting in unknown human and environmental exposure to toxic substances, including solvents, mercury, lead or other metals.

Report Materials​​

Podcast: Report Overview with Jim Kohler
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